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.


Our railway needs you!

Volunteers are the backbone of the Mid Hants Railway. We currently have about 450 volunteers who do everything from driving the trains and maintaining the rolling stock, tracks and stations to providing customer facing retail and catering services.  
Some people volunteer for one day per month, whilst others volunteer for several days per week; some people fit their volunteering around their work commitments whilst others join us when they retire. 
Whether you have relevant skills or you would like to do something totally different, we will make you welcome.

So why should you join?

Watch this short film where some of our amazing volunteers tell you why they volunteer at our railway.

Find out more...

To find out more about some of the activities of our volunteers, watch our short films:

Click here to see testimonials from our volunteers

If you would like to hear more about the wide variety of volunteer roles that are available, please come along to a Volunteers Welcome Day at Alresford station. The next Volunteers Welcome Day is TBC in light of the current Covid-19 situation.

If you have a specific role in mind, Contact us and we will forward your details to the relevant department recruiter.

New volunteer role for 16-24 year olds

Become a Young Explainer and be part of our tour guide team providing behind the scenes tours of our workshops at Ropley.
If you are interested, please contact Kat Thomas on mhr.eventsmanager@btconnect.com

Read an article about a young volunteer's enjoyable time on the railway