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Monday - Saturday 0900-1215 & 1245-1600

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Book online anytime or call the booking line on 01388-661394 (select option 3) 0900-1600 Monday to Saturday

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Afternoon Tea & Cream Tea Specials

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Buy Tickets

Prices:-  

Premium Class (includes cream tea):- Adult £25 (no discounts) Child (5-15) £20    

Standard Class (journey only):- Adult £17 (no discounts) Child (5-15) £12

Note: children under 5 travel for free but do not receive a cream tea or a reserved seat.

 

Departure Time:-

1345 each day arriving back at Stanhope at 1600

 

Please be at the station 15 minutes before departure and allow time to collect your

ticket from the ticket office (opens 60 mins before train departure).  

Tickets strictly limited – advance booking essential

Take a gentle journey down the scenic Wear Valley in a luxurious first class railway coach while enjoying a sumptuous  cream tea (scone, cream and jam with tea or coffee).

 

Your cream tea will be home made, with locally-produced constituents, and will be served at your table. Tea or coffee, with endless refills, is included in the price.

 

Your journey will commence at the market town of Stanhope with one of the highlights being a stop on top of the Etherley Viaduct which is more than 100 feet high and from which you will be able to take in outstanding views of the surrounding scenery. Your journey will take two hours and during it you will see parts of the valley that are full of wildlife and natural beauty.

 

Your ticket price includes the two-hour rail trip in first class, a cream tea (vegan & gluten free

now available) with unlimited hot drinks and your guaranteed seat reservation.

 

Cream Tea Train Dates:- (see below for Afternoon Tea Trains)

Sunday 28th April 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 26th May 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 23rd June 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 28th July 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 25th August 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 22nd September 2019 - Seats Available

 

Cream Tea Trains

2019 Special Trains

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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 reserves 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

 

Cream Tea Specials

 

When booking online, or by phone, you will be provided with a booking reference.  Your ticket will be available for collection at Stanhope station ticket office on the day of travel, prior to boarding the train. The Ticket Office will open 60 minutes before the departure of your train.

 

Other Special Events (when advertised)

 

Tickets purchased in advance, either online, or by phone will be posted to the buyer (if time allows), alternatively, tickets can be collected from the station ticket office at Bishop Auckland or Stanhope on the day of travel.

 

Tickets will also be on sale on the day at Bishop Auckland and Stanhope stations and from the ticket inspector on the train if joining at an unstaffed station.

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Vegan and gluten free now available on cream tea specials

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 on Cream Tea Trains - please ensure the correct ticket button is selected below.

Vegan & Gluten Free are not yet available on Afternoon Tea Trains.

 

Please ensure you select tickets from the correct date of travel.

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Afternoon Tea Train - Sunday 31st March 2019

Premium Class ADULT £25 Premium Class CHILD £20 Premium Class Gluten Fr ADULT £25 Premium Class Gluten Fr CHILD £20 Premium Class Vegan ADULT £25 Premium Class Vegan CHILD £20

Sun

31 Mar

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

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

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Sun

28

Apr

Premium Class

Includes Afternoon Tea served at your reserved seat.

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Cream Tea Train - Sunday 28th April 2019

 

Take a gentle journey down the scenic Wear Valley in a luxurious first class railway coach while enjoying a sumptuous  afternoon tea, consisting of sandwiches, cakes, scones with jam & cream and tea or coffee)

 

Your afternoon tea will be home made, with locally-produced constituents, and will be served at your table. Tea or coffee, with endless refills, is included in the price.

 

Your journey will commence at the market town of Stanhope with one of the highlights being a stop on top of the Etherley Viaduct which is more than 100 feet high and from which you will be able to take in outstanding views of the surrounding scenery. Your journey will take two hours and during it you will see parts of the valley that are full of wildlife and natural beauty.

 

Your ticket price includes the two-hour rail trip in first class, an afternoon tea with unlimited hot drinks and your guaranteed seat reservation.

 

Afternoon Tea Train Dates:-

Sunday 31st March 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 12th May 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 9th June 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 14th July 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 11th August 2019 - Seats Available

Sunday 8th September 2019 - Seats Available

Afternoon Tea Trains

Book tickets below

Prices:-  

Premium Class (includes afternoon tea):- Adult £35 (no discounts) Child (5-15) £30    

Standard Class (journey only):- Adult £17 (no discounts) Child (5-15) £12

Note: children under 5 travel for free but do not receive an afternoon tea or a reserved seat.

 

Departure Time:-

1345 each day arriving back at Stanhope at 1600

 

Please be at the station 15 minutes before departure and allow time to collect your

ticket from the ticket office (opens 60 mins before train departure).  

Tickets strictly limited – advance booking essential

Book tickets below

Watch this space for other events for 2019

Afternoon Tea Train - Sunday 12th May 2019

Sun

12 May

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

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

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Premium Class

Includes Afternoon Tea served at your reserved seat.

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Cream Tea Train - Sunday 26th May 2019

Sun

26

May

Afternoon Tea Train - Sunday 9th June 2019

Sun

9

Jun

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

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

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Premium Class

Includes Afternoon Tea served at your reserved seat.

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Cream Tea Train - Sunday 23rd June 2019

Sun

23

Jun

Afternoon Tea Train - Sunday 14th July 2019

Sun

14

Jul

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

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

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Premium Class

Includes Afternoon Tea served at your reserved seat.

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Cream Tea Train - Sunday 28th July 2019

Sun

28

Jul

Afternoon Tea Train - Sunday 11th August 2019

Sun

11 Aug

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

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

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Premium Class

Includes Afternoon Tea served at your reserved seat.

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Cream Tea Train - Sunday 25th August 2019

Sun

25

Aug

Afternoon Tea Train - Sunday 8th September 2019

Sun

8

Sep

Premium Class

Includes Cream Tea served at your reserved seat.

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

 

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Premium Class

Includes Afternoon Tea served at your reserved seat.

 

Standard Class

Journey Only Tickets.

Unreserved seating.

Cream Tea Train - Sunday 22nd September 2019

Sun

22

Sep

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