WEARDALE RAILWAY: TRAINS ARE BACK ON TRACK Thursday, 10 December 2020
Weardale Railway Ltd, a new company we have established to secure the future of the railway, has been granted a Transport and Works Act Order, enabling the running of trains to begin on Weardale Railway again. A busy schedule over the next few months includes much-needed improvements to enable the line to continue running safely, including repair of bridges and the track bed.
In order to complete the essential repairs by Easter 2021, trains and maintenance vehicles will be travelling on the line over winter. Not all of these vehicles make noise, and they pose a severe danger to anyone crossing the tracks or walking along them.
The Weardale Railway team will be repairing fences at access points and improving on-site communication to highlight the dangers of trespassing on the tracks.
Image courtesy of the Northern Echo.
CASTLE, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS: A LOT TO EXPLORE...
The Spanish Gallery is the UK’s first gallery dedicated to the art, history and culture of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Explore the landscape of this peaceful park, the hunting grounds of the Prince Bishops of Durham
Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
Enjoy a bird's eye view across the town, buy tickets and get all the information you need to enjoy your visit
The ticket office is open and the whistle’s polished, all that’s needed to depart is you! We acquired Weardale Railway in 2020 because we wanted to preserve an exciting and important part of North East’s history.