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Watercress Line activities for Home Schooling.

2nd Apr 2020

Watercress Line activities for Home Schooling. Visit our new Learning on the Line pages, for activity sheets and things to do at home whilst you are not able to visit us. A new Activity Sheet will be available every Tuesday.

Temporary closure and how you can help us continue our work

23rd Mar 2020

We are sorry to let you know that, due to UK Government advice on the Covid-19 emergency, the Watercress Line is temporarily closed to the public. The safety of our people and visitors is our first priority. Over the last forty years ...

Another major milestone for the Watercress Line!

19th Mar 2020

The latest carriage to be completed in the Watercress Line’s Carriage workshop at Ropley Station, has been revealed as the MK1 CK 16083 and huge congratulations go to the volunteers and staff who have made this possible through all their hard ...

Watercress Line wows guests with world-famous Flying Scotsman

19th Feb 2020

The Watercress Line was buzzing with excitement and anticipation yesterday as guests awaited the arrival of the record-breaking Flying Scotsman into Alresford Station to kick off her three week visit at Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’, and mark the reopening ...

The Watercress Line announces 2020 events

6th Feb 2020

The Watercress Line has announced its 2020 events programme, featuring annual family favourites, behind the scenes tours and a jam-packed steam gala.  Kicking off the family event programme on 14th February until 8th March, is the world-famous Flying Scotsman, giving the perfect ...

MHRPS Grand Draw Winners

11th Nov 2019

The MHRPS Grand Draw was made on 27th October and the following ticket numbers won: 1st prize (£1000) - 22101 2nd prize (£350) - 1065 3rd prize (£250) - 3761 4th prize (£100) - 16505 5th prize (£100) - 5257 Thank you to everyone who took part.&...

1940’s Christmas experience returns to the Watercress Line

6th Nov 2019

The Watercress Line’s popular Christmas Leave event makes a welcome return on 26th-27th December, inviting guests to experience the atmosphere of a 1940’s Christmas on the railway. You will join civilian and military re-enactors at the Watercress Line&...

Volunteer Awards : 20 Years Service

1st Nov 2019

The Watercress Line simply wouldn't be here without the support and commitment of our many volunteers over the years. This year we are awarding 7 of our volunteers with the Long Service Award, for supporting us for 20 years! A huge thank you ...