Weardale Railway 2024

18 mile heritage line which runs from a connection with the main railway network at Bishop Auckland in County Durham to Eastgate in the Weardale Area of Outstanding Beauty. At the moment a seasonal service of heritage passenger trains is operated by a heritage DMU over the 11 mile section between Stanhope and Witton le Wear.


Operator: Weardale Railway Trust Ltd

Address: Stanhope Station Stanhope Bishop Auckland Co. Durham DL13 2YS

  • Telephone: 01388 526 203
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  • Website: View website

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Easter W/end. Sat 6-20 Apr; 4, 18 May-8 Jun; 22 Jun-6 Jul; 20, 27 Jul; 10 Aug-Sep. Sun 21 Apr; May; 9-23 Jun; 7, 21 Jul-1 Sep. Wed 3, 10 Apr; Nov. Tue, Thu 16-25 Apr. Tue-Wed 7 May-23 Oct. Thu 18 Jul-12 Sep. Visit website for more details.


  • By Rail: Bishop Auckland / 22 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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