2018 saw the reintroduction of our Heritage Diesel “Bubble Car” service over the full 16 mile length of the line between Stanhope and Bishop Auckland. This service was provided by the first and last trains of the day, the other service operated only between Stanhope and Witton le Wear. Such has been the success of the Bishop Auckland ‘extension’ service, that this year it has been decided to run all three services to and from Bishop Auckland. The 2019 services will commence on Saturday 23rd March.
Trains will leave Bishop Auckland at 11.15hrs, 12.45hrs and 15.00hrs, and from Stanhope at 10.00hrs, 13.45hrs and 16.15hrs. For full details of times, fares and information on services at intermediate stations please follow these links to Timetables and Fares
During this 2019 season we plan to augment the service by introducing the two carriage 108 diesel unit which was purchased last year with the generous assistance of donations and loans from our members. Watch the NEWS page and our Twitter feed for updates.