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Alresford
Alton

Standard travel will start up again in February 2021.

Welcome to The Watercress Line, Hampshire's heritage railway!

In years gone by, the Watercress Line took people on holiday, carried people to war, transported evacuees and moved all the essential goods of the area, especially of course watercress. A visit to the railway is a visit back in time. Most of the steam engines on the railway actually worked on the line in its heyday.

Ropley is the base for our carriage restorations and locomotive overhauls. It also has a spacious picnic area. With this in mind we have altered our timetables so there is time at Ropley to see the locomotives, enjoy a picnic, get some refreshments, or simply enjoy the beautiful Hampshire countryside whilst the engine takes water and other trains pass by. We have slightly extended the length of the trip so that you can enjoy more of scenic Hampshire.

In order to keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe, please click here to see our Covid-19 safety information which is important to read before you visit us.

Anyone arriving on the day with symptoms of Covid-19 will be refused entry and not be eligible for a refund. Anyone developing symptoms prior to the event and notifying the railway will receive a full refund.

 

Service 1 - One Steam
Trains from Alresford
Alresford dep 1030 1400
Ropley arr 1038 1408
dep 1045
1415
Alton arr 1108 1438
dep 1135 1505
Ropley arr 1200 1530
Break Break
dep 1245 1615
Medstead arr 1255 1625
dep 1310 1640
Alresford arr 1328 1658

 

Service 2 - Steam and Diesel
Trains from Alton Trains from Alresford
Alton dep 1020 1350 Alresford dep 1030 1400
Alresford arr 1050 1420 Ropley arr 1038 1408
dep 1105 1435 dep 1045 1415
Ropley arr 1113 1443 Alton arr 1108 1438
Break Break dep 1135 1505
dep 1200 1530 Ropley arr 1200 1530
Alresford arr 1208 1538 Break Break
dep 1220 1550 dep 1245 1615
Alton arr 1320 1650 Medstead arr 1325 1655
dep 1340 1710
Alresford arr 1358 1728

 

Service 3 - Steam and Steam
Trains from Alton Trains from Alresford
Alton dep 1020 1350 Alresford dep 1030 1400
Alresford arr 1050 1420 Ropley arr 1038 1408
dep 1105 1435 dep 1045 1415
Ropley arr 1113 1443 Alton arr 1108 1438
Break Break dep 1135 1505
dep 1200 1530 Ropley arr 1200 1530
Alresford arr 1208 1538 Break Break
dep 1220 1550 dep 1245 1615
Alton arr 1250 1620 Medstead arr 1255 1625
dep 1310 1640
Alresford arr 1328 1658

The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.

If you are a Member, you can book your discounted fares by ringing 01962 733810.