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Watercress Line


Hampshire Map

Last Visited: 2016

Lord Nelson 850 Alresford
Lord Nelson 850

The Mid-Hants Railway is fairly unusual amongst UK heritage lines in that it has resisted the temptation to add additional halts. All four the stations date back to the opening of the line.

Or nearly. Medstead & Four Marks wasn╩╝t built until three years after the the rest of the line, which opened on 2 October 1865 and was built to provide a connection between the existing London & South Western Railway lines at Alton and Winchester.

The popular name, the Watercress Line, derives from the days when it was used to transport locally grown watercress to markets in London.

For timetables, fares, special events, etc., please see the official site detailed below.