Standard Travel 1 Train Service

Our Standard Travel Service With 1 Train


'Standard Travel' refers to the normal running days at the Watercress Line - the blue, green and orange days on our calendar. Purchase your tickets when you arrive on the day from the ticket offices at Alresford, Medstead or Alton stations. If you are travelling in more than 7 days time you can purchase standard travel tickets in advance, they are valid for 12 months for all Standard Travel services and also make a great gift idea.

We run steam locomotives throughout the year, with heritage diesel back-up and additional running days. Our fares give you all day unlimited travel, enabling you to explore all four period stations and the nearby towns and attractions all on one travel ticket - so arrive early and make the most of your day!


On green days on our calendar we run one steam locomotive to the timetable below. Green days are February half term, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from May to July and in September. We always plan to run one steam locomotive, but use heritage diesels for back up if required.


12.00 2.00 4.00
12.15 2.15 4.15
12.27 2.27 4.27
Alresford arr
12.35 2.35 4.35
Alresford dep 11.00 1.00 3.00
Ropley 11.16 1.16 3.16
Medstead 11.27 1.27 3.27
Alton 11.40 1.40 3.40

Standard Travel Fares

Adult /Senior £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


Advance fares include all booking fees and are valid for 12 months from date of booking, regardless of any fare changes.

PLEASE NOTE: Standard Travel fares are not valid for Special Events, Dining or Real Ale Trains. Our special events are priced separately; tickets for these can be bought on the day or in advance if you wish to avoid the queues. Santa Specials, Dining Trains and Real Ale Trains are all advance booking only.

Visit us regularly? Take out Annual Membership from just £20 and get half price fares* throughout the year!  *excludes Day Out With Thomas, Santa Specials, RAT and dining trains.

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.

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