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.

Watercress Line couples up with Alresford Music Festival

To celebrate the return of the Alresford Music Festival on 8th June, the Watercress Line has teamed up with organisers to offer its passengers the chance to make the most of the festival weekend, while saving almost 30% off standard ticket prices, when they book a combined weekend ticket to both the heritage railway and the music event before 30th April. 

By purchasing a combined weekend ticket, visitors can experience the festival and enjoy unlimited travel on the Watercress Line’s standard service throughout the weekend, as well as live entertainment from local bands The Shakeups and Bus Stop at Alresford Station on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. 

Six-piece band The Shakeups will be performing a superb repertoire of retro classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s. While funk and soul band Bus Stop will be playing a mix of classics like Heard It Through the Grapevine through to modern day hits like Uptown Funk. 

We’re delighted to have teamed up with Alresford Music Festival to offer festival goers unlimited travel and added entertainment at Alresford Station throughout the entire weekend. 

The combined ticket is a great option for anyone looking to make the most of their weekend, and stay on to explore Alresford and the surrounding areas following the Alresford Music Festival on Saturday - and to show their support for two local charities.

Adding to visitors’ experience at the Watercress Line, we will have unveiled brand new interpretation panels at our stations by June. Together with our scheduled entertainment - and our free activity sheets - there will be plenty for families to explore. 

The Alresford Music Festival is a one-day family friendly event showcasing a diverse range of music styles from both established and emerging local talent. This year celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival has grown since its inception to become one of the most anticipated events in Alresford. 

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.