Mid Hants Railway - the 'Watercress Line'

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Formerly part of Britain's national rail network between the towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire, this preserved heritage steam railway line is now operated by dedicated volunteers for the enjoyment of all.

The railway runs 10 miles from Alresford to Alton, on the way visiting Ropley and Medstead & Four Marks.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Weekends January to November
Public holidays
Half terms and mid-week Tuesday to Thursday from May to September, every day in Easter and August holidays
For train times please call our Talking Timetable on 01962 734 866, or check out the website www.watercressline.co.uk

Admission charges

Standard Fares (Does not include booking fee)
Adult £14
Child (2-16) £7
Family £35

During Special Events Fares may be more

Getting there

or phone 01962 733810

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School Group Visits - More than just a train ride!

The Mid Hants Railway are dedicated to preserving Hampshire's railway heritage for present and future visitors to enjoy. Experience living, moving heritage, special rates, education pack tailored to KS1 & 2, specially tailored Victorian & WW11 educational visits available plus much more.

Getting there

or phone 01962 733810

Mid Hants Railway - the 'Watercress Line'
The Watercress Line
The Railway Station
SO24 9JG






01962 733810


01962 735448

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