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Booking Now! Christmas and Twixtmas Specials. Click on the calendar for December for full details. Online bookings for 14th and 15th December have now closed but we do have availability on some trains. Phone 01434 338212 for details and to reserve your tickets.

Come for a ride on the North of England’s double gold award winning narrow gauge railway winding from Alston into the South Tyne Valley in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a great day out for families whatever the weather, we’re very dog friendly and all our trains are accessible too.

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.

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We are OPEN!

The Crossing Cafe is open seven days a week but please note our reduced opening times for November and December are from 10a.m until 4p.m.

The cafe will be remain open during our Santa Specials.

Bookings are now being taken for our special Twixtmas trains which include pie, peas and chips in the Crossing Cafe as well as a train ride and all for the festive price of £10 ( £5 child)

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Our new timetable is now in operation with trains departing for Slaggyford at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:00. Have a look at our Timetable 2019 for details of our operating days.

Tickets & Fares

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

Trains run from 30th March 2019 to 31st October 2019. Our standard operating days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and between Saturday 20th July and Sunday 1st September we run trains 7 days a week.

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Reviews

      Despite it being a wet day we went on this train journey from Alston to Slaggyford. We called at the cafe in Alsto station first , such a lovely... read more

    Beverley P
    10/13/2019

      a wonderful day out and prices reasonable compared to other steam railways we have been on Alston cafe is also dog friendly

    joaniebinedinburgh
    10/12/2019