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Special Service for Bishop Auckland Food Festival



Saturday 22nd April 2023

Sunday 23rd April 2023



First train departs Stanhope at 0900 and Bishop Auckland West at 1000. Last train departs Stanhope at 1615 and Bishop Auckland West at 1715. The full timetable for this weekend can be found below.

Departing Stations:


Stanhope, Frosterley, Kingfisher Halt, Wolsingham, Witton-le-Wear and Bishop Auckland West

To coincide with the Bishop Auckland Food Festival weekend, the Weardale Railway will run timetabled services to Bishop Auckland for the first time in three years.


There is a special timetable operating this weekend using the Class 142 pacer. Residents of the dale will be able to travel to the food festival by rail, whilst visitors to the Food Festival can also visit Weardale. The Story Train, café and Trust shop will be open at Stanhope Station on both days.

More information about the Food Festival can be found here.


Class 142 Pacer at Bishop Auckland West (23rd March 2023)

Photo: Tom Hatton

Whole Line Return Fares:

Adult - £16.00

Child - £8.00

Concession - £12.00

Carers - £0.00*

* Complementary when accompanying one disabled passenger (proof of carer status required)

Tickets can be purchased at Stanhope Station or on the train using cash or card. Alternatively you can pre-book tickets online by visiting (or via the 'Book Tickets' button).


For more information please send an e-mail to

Visitors to the Weardale Railway can now enjoy 10% off an annual pass for The Auckland Project attractions. More information is available on their website.

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