Watercress Line

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update

Our priority during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak, and the railway's closure, is on meeting our running costs. We need around £75,000 per month. Without this income, within a relatively short period we will exhaust our reserves which are so important us for our long term plans.

Although these are difficult times for all of us, we are asking you to consider providing financial support to the railway. With your support, ideally through a monthly standing order, the railway can be in a safe and good position to move forward rapidly when circumstances allow.

The amount is up to you as everyone’s circumstances are different, but please give as generously as you can. One-off donations would also be welcomed.

Thank you.

Visit our donation page to make a monthly gift or donate a single amount.

You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

1940’s Christmas experience returns to the Watercress Line

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’s period stations, where there will also be live 1940s music, an Air Raid Precaution (ARP) display at Alresford, wartime games at Alresford Goods Shed and much more for all the family to enjoy. 

Every year we’re blown away by the popularity of our Christmas Leave event, it’s a great end to the festive period whether you’re looking for a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories with your family and friends.  We look forward to welcoming everyone to join us for a unique experience featuring music, steam and season merriment.