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Tanfield Railway

Retail, outdoor dining and outdoor attractions have reopened in NewcastleGateshead. We are doing our best to keep our website updated but we still recommend you check individual business websites directly before you visit. Thank you and visit safely.
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Telephone: 07508 092365

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The measures we have put in place:

  • Book train tickets in advance. To help us maintain capacity we are asking all passengers to pre-book their tickets online
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes. We will be cleaning carriage compartments after each service and increase cleaning regimes within station buildings and toilets
  • Hand Sanitiser Stations will be provided for you to use
  • Contactless payments for all refreshment and retail purchases
  • Social distancing and one-way systems in place
  • Toilets are available at East Tanfield and Andrews House stations. There are no toilets onboard the train

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Visit in family groups from the same household or support bubbles
  • Wear a face covering within station buildings and when boarding and alighting your compartment
  • Wash your hands often and use the hand sanitising stations provided
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Observe social distancing and follow one-way systems

Laying claim to be ‘the world’s oldest railway’ this preserved steam railway is a great day out for families and history fans alike. The railway, or waggonway as it was known at the time, was built in 1725 and is considered to be a triumph of engineering over nature. It was a clear signal that a new industrial age was upon the world and that railways would play a massive part.

Tanfield Railway is simply not to be missed with its incredible history and the stunning scenery of the surrounding countryside. Steam teams run throughout the year and on a Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the school holidays. A North Polar Express service also runs from late November carrying Christmas visitors in a variety of vintage carriages.

There is still plenty to see and do when trains are not running. Visitors can explore Britain’s oldest working engine shed at Marley Hill and take a walk through the woods via the Tanfield Railway path to Causey Arch which the is the world’s oldest surviving single arch railway bridge.

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Opening Hours

Monday

CLOSED

Tuesday

CLOSED


Wednesday

CLOSED


Thursday

CLOSED


FridayCLOSED
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:00

17:00

* Steam trains run on Sundays between 10.30 am and 4 pm, plus many other and special event days.

Telephone: 07508 092365

info@tanfield-railway.co.uk

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