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.
We are OPEN!
The Crossing Cafe is now open seven days a week from 9.30 a.m until 5p.m.
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.
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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We took the first train at 10 AM from Alston to Slaggyford. We are a family of 4, including 2 kids under 5. So we bought family rover tickets which is £25. This includes a small donation towards the charity. The service is mostly run...More
South Tynedale Railway advertises themselves as "the friendly line" and that certainly was my experience. Our friend from Edinburgh was visiting us in South Cumbria, so I decided to take him there for the day as I had never been before myself. We were greeted...More