Monday 9th September 2024, 6:30pm

Murder on the Riviera Express

Amateur sleuths are invited to join us for a unique murder mystery experience aboard the very train that Poirot rode in both the ABC Murders and Dead Man’s Folly.

Following a drinks reception on the station at Paignton, the Dartmouth Steam Railway will chug along a remarkably picturesque route past Goodrington Sands with its colourful beach huts, up over two of Brunel’s loft viaducts above Broadsands and then through Churston Station before running alongside the River Dart. This is the very route that Agatha Christie would have taken when visiting Greenway for the holidays.

However, it’s not all sightseeing, as there will also be a murder to solve, courtesy of Moonstone Theatre Company. So have your little grey cells at the ready and feel free to dress up for the occasion.

We are able to offer the Murder on the Riviera Express for the same price as a regular return journey on this fantastic heritage railway line and are really excited to be able to offer this exclusive experience for a select number of fans, so do book early so you don’t miss out.

Queen’s Park Station, Torbay Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AF. What3Words having.reach.agree

Please note, if you are travelling to Paignton from Torquay, it is just one stop by the regular train. The steam train station is right next to the main station, by the level crossing.


Getting to the venue

The easiest way of getting to the venue is to take the train from Torquay Station to Paignton Station. It takes around five-minutes. The steam train station is right next to the main station, by the level crossing.

The number 12 bus runs from Torquay harbour and along the seafront to Paignton Bus Station and takes about 20 minutes. It’s about 5-minutes walk to the station. Find out more from the Stagecoach website


Paignton station has level access to the platforms. Disabled toilet facilities are available at Paignton and Kingswear stations only. Unfortunately, train toilets are unsuitable for disabled use.

Ramps are provided for wheelchair access onto the Guards van and the designated wheelchair area for each train in service. Dependant on wheelchair size up to four wheelchairs can normally be accommodated. Please let us know if you will be coming by wheelchair so we can ensure that the staff at the railway are aware and prepared. Please email:

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