Where is the watercress train line?

Where is the watercress train line?

The Watercress Line is the marketing name of the Mid-Hants Railway, a heritage railway in Hampshire, England, running 10 miles (16 km) from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network.

Is there a train station at Alresford?

Alresford railway station (/ˈɔːlsfərd/ or /ˈɒlzfərd/) in Hampshire, England, is the terminus of the Watercress Line from Alton. It is in the small town of New Alresford, 7½ miles (12 km) northeast of Winchester, close to the town’s market square, tea rooms, many small shops and museum.

Can you take dogs on the Watercress Line?

We are a dog friendly site and dogs travel FREE on the line.

Why is it called Watercress Line?

The Mid Hants Railway is generally known as the Watercress Line thanks to its proud history of transporting watercress to the fresh produce markets of the UK during the boom in popularity in Victorian times.

How long is the Bluebell Railway?

11 miles
Where is the Bluebell Railway and how long is the line? Bluebell Railway runs across 11 miles from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead in Sussex, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote.

Is watercress an herb?

Watercress is an aquatic herb that has long been valued for its medicinal benefits and not just as a garnish. Tea and even juice made from fresh watercress leaves are considered as spring tonics and are very useful to the body in several ways.

Are there toilets on Bluebell Railway?

Toilets – facilities are available on board most trains (not disabled) and at all four stations. Picnic areas – these are available at Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. Snacks can also be eaten on board the train.

Can you take your own food on the Bluebell Railway?

Covered areas are available beneath platform canopies and in the Waiting Rooms at both Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. Snacks can also be eaten on board the train.

What is the Indian name for watercress?

Watercress or yellowcress is a species of aquatic flowering plant in the cabbage family Brassicaceae. Its botanical name is Nasturtium officinale….

Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Nasturtium

Can you take a dog on the Bluebell Railway?

Yes, dogs are welcome at the Bluebell Railway on our standard travel services. Dogs, except registered assistance dogs, are not permitted into any catering outlets, the museum or the Shop at Sheffield Park, or on any of our on board dining services.

Is there parking at Bluebell Railway?

The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park is well signposted with brown tourist direction signs from the A22 and A23 trunk roads. There is plenty of available parking at Sheffield Park as well as a Coach Park and Disabled Bays. There are four 7Kw charging points in the car park nearest the station.

What to do on the Watercress Line Mid Hants?

Watch the picturesque Hampshire countryside drift by as you enjoy a delicious four course lunch, served in heritage dining carriages on select Sundays. Peep, peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at The Watercress Line. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet some of your favourite characters.

What did the Watercress Line do for people?

In years gone by, the Watercress Line took people on holiday, carried people to war, transported evacuees and moved all the essential goods of the area.

Is there a train from Alton to Alresford?

The Mid Hants Railway, also known as the Watercress Line, operates steam and heritage diesel trains between the picturesque market towns of Alton and Alresford in Hampshire, south west of London. As well as standard travel this preserved railway runs popular special events throughout…