Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line'

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Fares give you all day travel, so you can visit all four stations with period charm and explore these historic towns. Watch the world go by at the peaceful country station of Medstead & Four Marks and enjoy a run around at Ropley station with its elevated picnic area and the famous Kings Cross Bridge which featured in the Harry Potter films. Here you can also investigate the impressive engineering sheds and see preservation in action!

The Watercress Line have fantastic special events throughout the year, including: a Day Out With Thomas, War on the Line, Santa Specials and Christmas Leave, along with spectacular Steam Galas and much more! There are pre-bookable real ale and fine dining trains for the grown-ups and Sunday lunch trains for all the family.

The railway is open weekends from mid February – October, with additional midweek running May – September and open every day in August.

Admission price 

Adult
£16

Child (age 2-16yrs)
£8

Child
(under 2 yrs)
FREE

Family (2A+2C)
£40

Disabled
One FREE adult carer per full fare paying disabled child or adult

Dogs are FREE

Why should I visit?

    • Special family events throughout the year include a Day Out With Thomas, Wizard Weekend and Santa Specials.
    • Experience the nostalgic sights, sounds and smells of steam as you travel through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside.
    • Explore the viewing galleries in the engineering workshops at Ropley station and get a unique view of the current restoration projects.
    • Enjoy following in some famous footsteps by crossing the newly opened Kings Cross footbridge that featured in the Harry PotterTM films.
    • The Watercress Line have children's birthday parties all wrapped up! There are three party packages to choose from, all of which include a Station Master's Tea served in the Buffet at Alresford station.

Facilities

Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Next event

 

War on the Line

10/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

Watercress Line

Experience life on a WWII steam railway at this living history event! World War II is well underway and all along the railway there is hectic... 

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Vouchers

 

Watercress Line

Valid from 01/01/2017 until 31/12/2017

One child FREE!

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Where to find us

Address

Mid Hants Railway Ltd 'Watercress Line'
The Railway Station
Alresford
Hampshire
SO24 9JG

Tel:

01962 733810

Website:

www.watercressline.co.uk

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By car
It is recommended you start your journey at Alresford or Alton stations.

From London: either take the A3 south to Guildford, or M3 southbound to Junction 9, and then follow the A31 to Alton and Alresford.
From the North: take the A34 south to Winchester, or M3 southbound exit Junction 9, and follow the A31 to Alresford or on to Alton.
From the South and West: head to Winchester and the A34/M3 Junction 9, or Junction 10 northbound, and follow the A31 to Alresford or on to Alton.
From the East: take the M27 westbound to Southampton and the M3 north to Junction 10 or 9 and follow the A31 to Alresford, or take the A272 west from Petersfield and follow the signs to either Alton or Alresford.

By train
There is a mainline link at Alton station, where South West Trains operate platforms 1 & 2 and the Watercress Line runs from platform 3. Please purchase your Watercress Line tickets on arrival at Alton from the shop on Platform 3.

By bus
It is recommended you start your journey at Alresford or Alton. Depending on your start point:
Stagecoach offer a single bus services (64) between Winchester and Alton, connecting with all Watercress Line stations.
Velvet Bus offer a single bus service (67) between Winchester and Alresford.
National Express coaches operate from around the UK connecting with bus services from Winchester to our stations.

Kids activities

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There is lots of room to enjoy more than just a train ride at the Watercress Line. The large picnic area at Ropley station gives you space to stretch your legs and children will enjoy playing on the climbing frame.

Enjoy following in some famous footsteps by crossing the newly opened Kings Cross footbridge that featured in the Harry PotterTM films.

Explore the new viewing galleries in the engineering workshops at Ropley station and get a unique view of the current restoration projects.