Watercress Line

Meet our new General Manager

We have appointed a new General Manager, Jason Houlders. 

Jason joins the Watercress Line with more than 30 years’ of experience working in project management and customer service positions, and as a volunteer for Severn Valley Railway in the Midlands. 

“I am delighted to have joined the Watercress Line,” he said. “The staff and volunteers have been very supportive of me and the new role, and I look forward to working with them to make sure the railway can continue to succeed for many generations in the future.”

Jason also brings with him to the role a lifelong enthusiasm for heritage railways. He added: “For as long as I can remember, I have always been interested in heritage railways. 

“I was born just a few miles from one of the early railways and preservation groups, and I remember as a child just wanting to go to the crossings and watching the trains as they came through. It’s been in my blood for a long time.”