Watercress Line

Due to the COVID-19 emergency the Watercress Line Mid Hants Railway is temporarily closed to the public. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our most important consideration. You will know that the Watercress Line relies on ticket revenue to cover its operational costs, which currently work out more than £75,000 a month. Without money coming in from running services, the railway is eating into its financial reserves to survive. If you can help, please click on the Virgin Money Giving link below which allows you to donate a single amount or pay monthly if you're able to. You can also text WATERCRESS to 70085 to donate £10, texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message. Thank you for continuing to support us during this unprecedented situation. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the Watercress Line soon.

Your nominations really counted

MHRPS has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.

MHRPS was nominated to win a £1,000 boost as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.

Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. MHRPS was one of more than 7,000 charities which were nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public to be in for a chance to win a financial boost.

MHRPS really appreciate the nominations for this award. We are significantly dependent on donations and legacies to generate the funds needed to achieve our aims – to preserve, maintain and operate a heritage railway for the enjoyment and education of the general public. This donation will be used to good purpose in developing a Young Operators Scheme for young people to become involved in maintaining our railway heritage. 

The group chief executive at Ecclesiastical mentioned that as a company the purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society and charitable giving is at the heart of their business. £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and they are looking forward to seeing how the financial boost will change lives for the better.

Please click here for more information on how to support our railway