New for August – The Wensleydale Explorer
Building on the success of the Aysgarth Link, Wednesdays in August will see the running of a dedicated bus connection from Redmire to Castle Bolton, Aysgarth and onwards to Hawes. Running three times a day, the bus will allow you to explore the rugged beauty of Upper Wensleydale. Further details are available here
Leyburn 1940s Weekend
This ever popular event takes place over the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 23rd/24th July. Why not use the train to get there? All of the details of the exciting activities on our trains and times can be found here
Help us by making a donation
Click here to see how you can make a donation to help us get to Aysgarth
Just turn up and go for regular services!
For all of our regular service trains – including steam – there is no pre-booking – tickets are available on the day from all staffed stations and on the train.
The Aysgarth Link
There is no railway to Aysgarth yet but, as a service to our customers, we have arranged a bus link to Castle Bolton on Wednesdays and Saturdays serving Redmire Station and allow onward journeys to Castle Bolton and Aysgarth and return usually twice a day. For further details click here.
Services between Leeming Bar and Northallerton West
As a result of possible bridge damage caused by flooding, no trains will run between between Leeming Bar and Northallerton West until further notice. We apologise for the inevitable inconvenience that this will cause to our customers.
There is a scheduled bus service 73 between Northallerton and Leeming Bar provided by Dales & District which you could use to get to Leeming Bar and return. You will need to make sure to plan your journey and allow enough time to walk to and from the bus stops in Leeming Bar – they are between five and ten minutes walk from the railway station. For further details of the bus timetable please click here.
Murder Mystery, family fun events, corporate events, Santa Specials, guest appearances of steam and diesel engines, anniversary events, open days, guided walks, restorations days and appeals are all part of our regular and interesting series of events.
Fulfil your childhood dream by driving one of our trains! Learn more about our Driver Experience.
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The Wensleydale Railway is a heritage line running predominately diesel services and with steam on selected services in the summer months. It is also a tourist attraction, a film set and an important part of preserved and restored railway history. Please keep in touch by signing up to our regular newsletter and be first to hear of special offers and interesting happenings along the line. Check Facebook, follow us on Twitter and keep up to date with our YouTube video feeds…