The Aln Valley Railway is Northumberland’s only Standard Gauge Heritage Railway. Now with an extended running line will be open to welcome visitors most weekends between Saturday 31st March and Sunday 30th September 2016. Parking, admission to station, cafe, museum and model railway (when open) are all FREE. Tickets for train rides are available from our shop on operating days. We will also be offering some driver experience sessions this season with a number of out of season events also timetabled later in the year. For further details on opening times and days visit our website's Plan Your Visit page and for updates Follow our Facebook page. Web Site: http://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlnValleyRailway/ Access to the Station area is via the Lionheart Enterprise Park. Exiting the A1 at the South Road junction (A1068) follow the brown signs. The site is signposted from the Enterprise Park’s entrance opposite the service station. Use NE66 2HT to find us using Sat-Nav. The aim of the Aln Valley Railway project is to reopen an operational link to Alnmouth and the East Coast Main Line as funding permits; reinstating a service first opened in 1850 but lost during the 1960's.
Opening Days and Timings 2018 We normally open on Sundays and, during school holidays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1030am to 4.30pm. Additional opening days for special events are shown below. Any changes will be shown on our web site. Special Events Calendar 2018 Saturday 31st March: First Day of the Running Season Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April: Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday May 5th to Monday May 7th: Branch End 50 Gala. Sunday 27th May: Music Festival. Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June: Classic and Vintage Vehicles Weekend. Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July: 1940s Weekend. Sunday 29th July: Summer Fair. Sunday 11th and Monday 12th August: Teddy Bears’ Picnic Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September: Model Railway Exhibition. Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September: “Everything Goes” End of season Gala. Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October: Halloween Special. Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December: Santa Special Weekend Wednesday 12th December: Santa Special Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December: Santa Special Weekend. Finally Friday December 28th to Sunday 30th December Mince Pie Specials.