Market-Day Train Rides

St. Jacobs MARKET – St. Jacobs VILLAGE – ELMIRA

Market-Day Diesel Train

The Market-Day Diesel Train runs seasonally on St. Jacobs Farmers' Market days—Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays—between the St. Jacobs Farmers' MARKET – St. Jacobs VILLAGE – ELMIRA.

2017 Season

2017 Season: Thurs. May 4, 2017 – Sat. October 28, 2017

On St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market days:

Saturdays: May 6-October 28, 2017
Tuesdays: June 27-August 29, 2017
Thursdays: May 4-August 31, 2017

Departs St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm.


When is it running?

Times - Elmira-bound

10:00am 10:15am 10:20am 10:45am
12:00pm 12:15pm 12:20pm 12:45pm
2:00pm 2:15pm 2:20pm 2:45pm

Times - Market-bound

10:55am 11:20am 11:25am 11:40am
12:55pm 1:20pm 1:25pm 1:40pm
2:55pm 3:20pm 3:25pm 3:40pm

News & Updates

What’s happening on the Market-Day Train?
Festival of Colours Ride

Festival of Colours Ride

When: October 2 Departure: 1:00pm Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes Leaving From: St. Jacob's Market Station Take this opportunity to view and photograph beautiful fall colours in the Waterloo Region countryside while riding the rails in heritage style. This run is...

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Mennonite Farm Tours on Market Trains

Mennonite Farm Tours on Market Trains

When: July 4th, 11th and 25th August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Departure: 10:00am Market Day Train Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes Train Ride + 2 hour Mennonite Farm Tour Leaving From: St. Jacob's Market Station Route: Round-trip from the St. Jacobs Market Station...

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Elmira Tractor Rides! – Market Days

Elmira Tractor Rides! – Market Days

Enjoy a tractor shuttle ride from our Elmira Station into town! A Big thank you to Kitchen Kuttings, Elmeda Weber and her team, for offering this excellent tractor ride between our Elmira stop and Downtown Elmira! When you get off the train in Elmira, they will take...

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The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS! We’re carrying a substantial amount of GOLD to the Elmira bank and YOU are invited to go along for the ride!

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How Much Will It Cost?

Market-Day Train Fares

Please see individual dates for pricing—click on Buy Tickets.

Fare Details

  • Purchase Tickets - 3 options: 1. Online on our Ticketing Portal—click on Buy Tickets. 2. In person on market days at the St. Jacobs Market Train Station. 3. Upon boarding at the Market, Village or Elmira stops (when seats are still available).
  • All Prices, by cash or credit card, are plus HST and Service Fees.
  • All tickets include the return trip.
  • Hop-On-Off: at any of the 3 stations from the 10:00am and 12:00pm Market-Day trains only.
  • Children under 2 years ride free, no ticket required; however, when space is limited, please seat them on your lap.
  • Not wheelchair accessible, however we will help in any way possible to accommodate 
  • (Equipment and schedule subject to change without notice.)

Don't Miss the Adventure!

To ensure there's a seat for you, purchase tickets in advance on our online Ticketing Portal!

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3 Stops to Board and Depart

St. Jacobs MARKET

1. St. Jacobs MARKET Station

878 Weber Street North
Woolwich, Ontario, N2J 4G8

GPS: 43.5097, -80.5514

Free Parking: In Market lot next to the station.

Purchase Tickets: This station accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Debit) or cash.

VILLAGE of St. Jacobs

2. St. Jacobs VILLAGE Railway Museum & Train Restoration Shop Station

50 Isabella Street
St. Jacobs, Ontario, N0B 2N0

GPS: 43.538140, -80.556965

  • Railway Museum.
  • Train Restoration Shop.
  • Wheelchair accessible public washrooms.
  • Pre-booked Photoshoot participants with their own photographer.

Free Parking: In the municipal lot and on selected side streets.

Purchase Tickets: This station accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Debit) or cash. Tickets are sold at Eco Cafe in St. Jacobs.

Town of ELMIRA

3. ELMIRA Station

155 Howard Avenue
Elmira, Ontario, N3B 2E2

GPS: 43.589369, -80.550786

  • Please wait behind the gate for the train to arrive.
  • If there are no passengers trackside, the train does not wait, so please be prompt.
  • The Station is approximately 1.5km from the town.

Free Parking: on the road shoulder.

Free Shuttle: Enjoy a free Elmira tractor shuttle from our train station to downtown Elmira!

Purchase Tickets: Upon boarding; accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Debit) or cash. Tickets are sold at Kitchen Kuttings in Elmira.

Waterloo Station - Closed Permanently: Due to the installation of the Region of Waterloo’s ION LRT, we no longer have access to the Waterloo Station located at 10 Father David Bauer Drive in Waterloo.