Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’

watercressTravel through beautiful Hampshire countryside, and enjoy the experience of steam train travel.  The Watercress Line looks spectacular through every season, from the delightful bluebells in spring, golden summer fields, the glorious colours of autumn and magical frosts in winter.

From the pretty Georgian town of New Alresford with its bustling station through to the restful open spaces and famous topiary at Ropley, home to our Loco Sheds; then up the steep climb to the picturesque country station at Medstead & Four Marks, the highest station in the South of England, and then down into the busy market town of Alton – each station has a distinct character that is a delight to explore.

Special Events in 2009

  • ‘Ivor the Engine’ evnts between 14 and 22 February
  • Spring Steam Gala between 13 and 15 March
  • Mothers Day – 22 March
  • ‘Day out with Thomas’ events on 4 to 13 April
  • St Georges Day event – 26 to 26 April
  • Diesel Gala – 29 to 31 May
  • Fathers Day – 21 June
  • ‘Day out with Thomas’ events on 8 to 16 August
  • ‘Wizard Week’ – 24 to 31 October

By train:
Alton (by South West Trains)

By car:
From London: Follow A3 (crossing M25 at M25 Jct10) out of London to Guildford, then via A31 to Alton or Alresford
From Motorway M3 heading South:  Exit at M3 Jct 9 and follow signs to join A31 towards Alresford/ Alton
From Motorway M3 heading North:  Exit at M3 Jct10 and follow signs to join A31 towards Alresford/ Alton

Opening times:
Click for the 2009 timetable


Mid-Hants Railway Ltd
The Railway Station
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