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Alston's railway has a visit from Michael Portillo

Alston's South Tynedale Railway features in Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys following a visit last summer by Michael and his production team from Talk Back Thames Television. The series of 5 jurneys from Berwick to the Isle of Man starts on Monday, 23rd January and the programme featuring the South Tynedale Railway wiill be broadcast on Tuesday, 24th January on BBC2 at 6.30pm.

Celebrating 30 years of the South Tynedale Railway

Don't miss this weekend's 30th birthday celebration of Alston's South Tynedale Railway. Celebrations from Saturday 27th July through to Tuesday, 30th July. Something for all the family enjoy.

Don't miss Alston Railway's Spring Gala Celebrations this weekend


This coming Saturday, 12th May, Lord Inglewood will formally open the South tynedale Railway's latest extension. This marks an important stage in the railway's effort to open the line all the way to Slaggyford by 2015. The ceremony will take place at the new station in Northumberland to be known as Lintley Halt.


South Tynedale railway gets an incredible 4 million

Alston's South Tynedale Railway announced a £5.5 million development project this week, made possible by a £4.2 million award from the Heritage Lottery Fund. So what exactly will this development project set out to do....