Weardale Railway Future Secure

Trustees of the Weardale Railway Trust were delighted to hear the news late on Friday afternoon that The Auckland Project had bought the Railway. 

2019 Heritage Service concludes


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Saturday 14th March 2020



MARCH 2019


The Weardale Railway  is an 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 over the 16 mile section between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland.  These services are operated by a subsidiary of the Weardale Railway Trust. Click Here to find out more


Trains are also operated by the railway holding company : Weardale Railway Limited, with assistance from the volunteers of the Weardale Railway Trust. See the ‘NEWS’ section for the latest information.

At the moment the regular passenger services are operated by a Heritage diesel unit which provides excellent views of the outstanding Dales scenery and the multiple river crossings.  There are plans to reintroduce steam hauled services in the near future using a locomotive owned by the Weardale Railway Trust and which is currently under repair. Further details can be found Here

The headquarters of the railway are at Stanhope station, other stations are at Frosterley, Wolsingham, Witton le Wear and Bishop Auckland.

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