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South Tynedale Railway is accessible to all of our visitors regardless of ability. There are large car parks at Slaggyford* and Alston and all station buildings are level access. There are ramps to platforms and to the ticket office and shop at Alston station. The buffet car at Slaggyford Station is very narrow and so we have provided wheelchair suitable tables in the ticket office where you can enjoy your refreshments.

On every train journey we haul a carriage with access for wheelchair users and all areas of our sites are dog friendly so assistance dogs are welcome everywhere.

Carers travel free on our regular service trains.

Our Engineering Workshop Viewing Gallery is accessed either by stairs or an accessible lift.

We have accessible toilets and baby change facilities at both Slaggyford and Alston stations.

We make our events and experiences as accessible as we can. For some events you will be asked for information at the time of booking and this  will enable us to meet your needs as best we can. The cab of our diesel loco is large enough for a carer to come along on a diesel driver experience. If you or the person you are a carer for would like to book a diesel driving experience please get in touch with us to discuss any additional needs you may have.


Bicycles can be carried but only if space is available, please ask the guard for more information.

*Please note that the access road to Slaggyford station is narrow and unsuitable for large coaches.