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The Watercress Line

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Address: The Railway Station, Station Road, Alresford, SO24 9JG
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The Watercress Line reopened on the 12th April 2021.

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, Steam Illuminations 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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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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“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

This business is self-certificated as “We’re Good To Go”.

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