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The Watercress Line

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Address: The Railway Station, Station Road, Alresford, SO24 9JG
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Let off steam and travel by 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 the bustling market town of Alton. On your journey you can stop at Ropley and Medstead & Four Marks stations and marvel at their preserved history.

Please visit the website for up-to-date information on train timetables and services.

Special events throughout the year include Day out with Thomas, 30’s and 40’s weekend, spectacular Steam Galas, Wizard Week, 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 (17+ years) Advanced booking: £23.50
Child (age 5-16yrs) Advanced booking: £11.85
Child (aged 4 and under) FREE
Family (1A + up to 3C) Advanced booking: £36.35
35 Family (2 A + up to 3C) £59.85
Disabled One FREE adult carer per full fare paying disabled child or adult
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We recommend visitors start their journey with us from either Alresford or Alton.

Road : M3 Junction 9 or 10, then A31 to Alresford or Alton stations. Follow the brown tourist signs to the Watercress Line. Parking is available at Alresford and Alton. We politely ask that you do not park on the lanes in Bighton as this makes it difficult for people to pass in the narrow lanes.

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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