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Booking Line: 01388-661394

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Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm


The Weardale Explorer

Book online anytime or call the booking line on 01388-661394 (select option 2) 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday

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Evening excursion by rail

Saturday 16th June 2018


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Premium Class:- Adult £25 / Child £20 (includes cream tea served at your seat)

First Class:- Adult £18 / Child £12

Standard Class:- Adult £12 / Child £8

Note: Child fare applies for 5-15 years inclusive, children under 5 travel for free in First or Standard class but do not receive a reserved seat.



1710 from Bishop Auckland West station arriving Stanhope at 1810

Free time to explore Stanhope

1945 return train departs Stanhope arriving back at Bishop Auckland West 2045


Please be at Bishop Auckland West station 15 minutes before departure and allow time to collect your ticket from the ticket office at Bishop Auckland station ticket office.


Tickets strictly limited – advance booking essential

2018 is an exciting year for the Weardale Railway and Bishop Auckland following the reopening of the heritage rail line to the town.


Bishop Trains are celebrating this achievement with a special summer evening excursion train from Bishop Auckland to Stanhope.


Join us on our special locomotive hauled train for a gentle journey through the Wear Valley and enjoy the stunning Weardale scenery from your reserved seat.


In Premium Class a sumptuous cream tea will be served at your seat (scone, cream and jam with tea or coffee).


The excursion includes a visit to the market town of Stanhope before your special train returns to Bishop Auckland.

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Terms & Conditions


Tickets are non-refundable within 10 days of date of travel, changes may be made subject to availability.


All refunds and changes are subject to a £5 administration fee.


Tickets are only valid on the time & date of service indicated on the ticket.


Whilst every effort is made to maintain advertised services, Weardale Railway CIC and/or Bishop Trains reserve the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice and accepts no liability for loss, inconvenience or delay thereby caused.


Purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptence of these terms and conditions.



Ticket Collection


Tickets will be sent by post to the address provided at booking.


Within 7 days of travel your ticket will be available for collection at Bishop Auckland station ticket office either in advance or on the day of travel, prior to boarding the train.  

Celebrate the return of the Weardale Railway to Bishop Auckland on a special evening excursion

Premium, First and Standard Class seating available

Cream tea served at your seat in Premium Class

Reserved seating

Free time to explore Stanhope

Make your ticket selections below, once selected the ticket type will appear in the secure Paypal basket where you can increase the number of tickets required and also select "continue shopping" to return to this page and add addtional ticket types.


Special note concerning vegan and gluten free options in Premuim Class - please ensure the correct ticket button is selected below.

credit card 2 credit card 1 credit card 3 Premium Class ADULT £25 Premium Class CHILD £20 First Class ADULT £18 First Class CHILD £12 Standard Class ADULT £12 Standard Class CHILD £8 Premium Class Gluten Free ADULT £25 Premium Class Gluten Free CHILD £20 Premium Class Vegan ADULT £25 Premium Class Vegan CHILD £20

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

For gluten free or vegan please ensure you select the correct ticket type button.





First Class

Includes reserved seat.


Standard Class

Includes reserved seat.