Weardale Railway


Weardale Railway

Stanhope-Bishop Auckland

Contact Information

Phone 07729 765504

Email: [email protected]

Website: Weardale Railway

Weardale is the heart of the North Pennines. The views are magnificent and unspoilt; the area is also known for its footpaths and bridleways, and the Weardale Railway will allow you to enjoy it all un-hindered by traffic. The railway also provides a useful base for walks between stations along the banks of the beautiful and gentle river Wear. Your journey will take you at a leisurely pace beside the river with magnificent views of the dale.

The Weardale Railway is an 18 mile heritage line running from a connection with the main rail network at Bishop Auckland to Eastgate in Weardale, County Durham and the North Pennines National Landscape. Currently a 16 mile section of line between Bishop Auckland and Stanhope has been restored for passenger and freight use.

Seasonal passenger trains operate over the 16 mile section between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland. The services to Bishop Auckland West restarted in April 2023 for the first time since 2019 following extensive track maintenance work on the route.

There are intermediate stations at Frosterley, Kingfisher, Wolsingham and Witton-Le-Wear

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