South Tynedale and the wider North Pennine AONB
and its installations and to take part in its operations where feasible.
We recommend that you book your tickets on line but walk on tickets are usually available on the day of travel.
Come for a ride on England’s highest railway!
It’s an award winning family day out with vintage coaches hauled by heritage engines and you’ll see some fabulous scenery as you travel through the South Tyne valley to Slaggyford in Northumberland. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of a red squirrel or a roe deer as you travel along. Our stations and trains are accessible and there are accessible toilets at both stations and cafe facilities at Alston.
We will be running Saturdays, Sundays and August bank holiday Monday until the end of November.*
Please note that if you are travelling from Teesdale (B6277) or Weardale (A689) there is a diversion in place and you should add about 15 minutes to your journey time. Full details of the diversion can be found here
There is also a diversion in place on the B6277 due to a road closure to repair a cattle grid. Please allow extra time for your journey.
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We close online bookings on Friday mornings but there are usually walk on tickets available on the day of travel.
For more information phone the ticket office on 01434 381696 from 10a.m weekends and bank holidays only.
*Tour operators please contact us for details of our weekday operational times firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always looking for volunteers and if you have time or skills that may help us please contact us at email@example.com
You may like to sit back and enjoy our steam loco Green Dragon taking us from Slaggyford to Alston last summer. As you can see we had a bit of variable North Pennines weather on the way!
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Tickets & Fares
Visitors are asked to pre-book tickets before visiting us. This includes picking a carriage and selecting a bay of seats. Please read the booking information and terms and conditions set out on the booking page very carefully, before you select your seats. Walk on tickets are usually available on the day of travel.
You can download our new timetable by following the link to the STR Leaflet
The café on platform 1 is now under new management and has a new name too! Station Café@Alston is now open for eat in or take-away food and drink. Janice, Jim and the team are looking forward to welcoming old friends and new!
Follow them on facebook for details of their opening times, menus and specials: The Station Café@Alston
We are now taking bookings for October. Please read the booking information on the booking page very carefully before selecting your carriage and seat.
Walk on tickets usually available on the day of travel