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The friendly heritage attraction in Alston, Cumbria Restore and preserve the former Haltwhistle – Alston branch railway. Recreate a community railway linking Alston Moor,
South Tynedale and the wider North Pennine AONB
Provide facilities for the public to travel on, observe the line
and its installations and to take part in its operations where feasible.
We run Santa Specials throughout December SEE ALL OUR EVENTS

Ticket Booking

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 and cafe facilities at both stations.

We will be running Saturdays, Sundays and August bank holiday Monday until the end of October.*

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.

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We close online bookings on Friday mornings but there are often walk on tickets available on the day of travel. For more information phone the ticket office which is open from 10a.m at weekends and bank holidays only. 01434 381696
*Tour operators please contact us for details of our weekday operational times   enquiries@south-tynedale-railway.org.uk

 

We are always looking for volunteers and if you have time or skills that may help us please contact us at enquiries@south-tynedale-railway.org.uk

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!

Steaming to Slaggyford on Green Dragon

 

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August Service

Services running Saturdays & Sundays throughout August

September Service

Services running Saturdays & Sundays

 

 

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Station Café@Alston

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

Tickets & Fares

Booking for July and August is now open.

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 before you select your seats.

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Book for August bank holiday

You can download our new timetable by following the link to the STR Leaflet

We are now taking bookings for July and August. Please read the booking information on the booking page very carefully before selecting your carriage and seat.

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