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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are very sad to say that South Tynedale Railway and the Crossing Café closed officially yesterday evening (22nd March 2020) and will remain closed indefinitely.

This is a very difficult time for everyone; however, the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is paramount.

The closure comes just before our train operating season was due to begin this Saturday 28th March and closure will severely affect our finances. Some of you have booked tickets for our Easter Bunny specials and we are asking you if you could carry those tickets over until we open again when we have plans for lots of family events.

Many heritage railways have now launched appeals to keep their essential services going and we are going to do the same. As we don’t run trains in January, February and much of March our finances are at their lowest and we continue to have ongoing costs even if we aren’t running trains.

We understand that many of you will already be supporting others both practically and financially and we hope you understand why we have launched our appeal.

If you feel able to support us in any way please visit the donations page on our website.

We wish everyone our very best during this crisis.

Please stay safe and stay at home.

Janis Goodfellow     General Manager

Ian Hughes              Chairman STR Ltd

Alan Farrar             Chairman South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society.

 

Our trains are hauled by steam, diesel or battery electric locos and all have a fascinating history. Both of our restored stations at Alston and Slaggyford house a café, ticket office and gift shop. At Alston you can explore our Discovery Centre and visit the viewing gallery above our engineering workshop. Most areas of the site are accessible and there are large car parks at Alston and Slaggyford.

Santa Specials

booking now at a special early bird price. Our Santa trains book up quickly so don’t leave it too late and take advantage of last year’s prices.

Early bird booking here

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EASTER BUNNY TRAINS CANCELLED.

We hope the bunny, or one of his friends, will visit us later in the year.

 

Tea along the Tracks – postponed

Enjoy a glass of fizz, pot of tasty loose leaf tea and a scrumptious afternoon tea as you travel through the beautiful South Tyne valley taking in the glorious views.

The Crossing Cafe

The Crossing Café is now closed.

We hope to see you later in the season and we wish all our customers the very best.

 

 

Tickets & Fares

The opening of our new operating season has been postponed.

Please follow the government guidelines on social distancing.

Stay safe and stay at home.

Our standard operating days in season are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Easter to the end of October. This season we will be also running trains on Wednesdays in June, July and September. During the main school holiday periods we will be running 7 days a week.

We operate two simple pricing structures to help you choose the best value ticket for your time with us.
Please note that all tickets are DONATION TICKETS which allow us to claim Gift Aid. Please say if you would prefer an alternative ticket.

See our tickets and fares page for more information

Due to the current Coronavirus crisis we have postponed the opening of our 2020 season. We wish all of our visitors the very best.

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