Watercress Line

Watercress Line

The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford, United Kingdom

The Watercress Line is the marketing name of the Mid-Hants Railway, a heritage railway in Hampshire, England, running 10 miles (16 km) from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network. The line gained its popular name in the days that it was used to transport locally grown watercress to markets in London. 


  • Ropley: investigate the engineering sheds and see preservation in action from the viewing galleries.
  • Alresford: A beautiful Georgian market town and the home of Hampshire’s watercress industry.
  • Dining trains: unique trips that take you back in time and also fill your stomach

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Services & facilities

  • Parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restroom


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