Weardale Railway was once a part of the historical Stockton and Darlington line with a terminus at Wearhead. Weardale Railways CIC owns sixteen miles of track between Bishop Auckland and Eastgate in Weardale, County Durham. Weardale is a beautiful area, much of which falls within the North Pennies AONB, and is a fantastic place for outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, and watching the local wildlife. Our railway currently runs between Witton-le-Wear and Stanhope Station, nestled in beautiful Stanhope. A trip along the line will allow you breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery from a viewpoint that can’t be seen by road. Currently, the Weardale Railway Trust operates summer heritage services on the line, and over Christmas, we operate the increasingly popular Train To Christmas Town trains. As a community interest company, we are not for profit and are focused on seeing rail brought back to the dale. Our aims are to rectify the issues at Broken Banks near Bishop Auckland so that we can once again run through to this station, where our track connects to Network Rail infrastructure. We also want to encourage tourism within Weardale and promote local businesses. Weardale Railway is an excellent family day out. Why not come along and see what all the fuss is about?
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