We are really pleased to say that the Crossing Cafe will re-open (for take away only) from Thursday 18th June. Opening hours will be Thursday – Sunday 10.00 a.m – 4.00p.m.
Please come and say hello, we have missed you all!
We are sorry that you still cannot travel on our railway at the moment but rest assured that we will back in action as soon as we possibly can.
In the meantime 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.
We really need you support during this time and would like to invite you to make a donation to the railway so we can keep things ticking over and properly maintained. Please visit our COVID -19 page for details of how you can help.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone again soon.
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.
Book 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.
Easter Bunny Trains – Postponed
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 open for take away only from Thursday 18th June.
Opening hours will be Thursdays – Sundays 10a.m – 3p.m
A one-way system will be in operation and we will be asking you to maintain social distance at all times.
Tickets & Fares
The opening of our new operating season has been postponed.
The Crossing Cafe will be open for take away food only
Thursdays – Sundays from 10.a.m – 3p.m from Thursday 18th June
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.
Due to the current Coronavirus crisis we have postponed the opening of our 2020 season. We wish all of our visitors the very best.