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Mid-Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’

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Address: The Railway Station, Station Road, Alresford, SO24 9JG
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In line with Government guidance, The Watercress Line re-opened on 11 July. New measures have been introduced in response to COVID-19 and pre-booking is preferred.

Please visit their website for up-to-date information before your visit.

Let off steam and travel by one of our lovingly restored Steam trains through 10 miles of beautiful Hampshire countryside.

 It’s the perfect way to unwind and witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of steam travel from a bygone age.

You can either join the line at the picturesque Georgian town of Alresford or Alton, a bustling market town. On your journey you can stop at Ropley and Medstead & Four Marks stations and marvel at their preserved history.

Special Events throughout the year including Day out with Thomas, War on the Line, Spectacular Steam Galas and much, much more – please see the Watercress Line website for further details

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Alresford Station

  • Disabled parking
  • Step-less entrance to main station
  • Disabled toilet
  • Ramps

For detailed information about accessibility at each station and on the trains please visit the Watercress Line website.


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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
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For train times visit the Watercress Line website.

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M3 Junction 9 or 10, then A31 to Alresford or Alton stations. Follow the brown tourist signs to the Watercress Line.

Public transport

No. 64 bus from Winchester bus station. Trains from London Waterloo to Alton station with South West Trains. At Alton Station the Watercress Line is on platform 3 over the footbridge. Stagecoach operate regular public bus service to Alresford and Alton.

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