Visited for the first time with my family and we had a lovely afternoon on the narrow gauge railway.Alston station is pristine with a lovely gift shop there's a cafe too where we had a lovely late lunch serving hot and cold meals tea coffee and homemade cakes. The station has good toilet facilities very clean and there is a really good disabled toilet. My mother commented on how good it was. The station at Alston has full disabled access with a disabled access coach you can get a chair on as they provide ramps. My mam didn't need to use that though as the train is level with the platform and she was able to walk on easily and we stored her wheelchair at the back of the open carriage .All staff which are volunteers are so nice and friendly nothing is any trouble and they will advise you well on where you want to go. The train carriage has wooden bench seats and there is plenty of leg room. The journey to Slaggyford is very scenic and on a red hot day like today it was lovely travelling slowly through the countryside taking in the scenery with a cool breeze coming in through the open carriage. On reaching slaggyford again this station is pristine it has water bowls for dogs and a buffet car transformed into a little cafe where you can get a drink and a snack. There's also good toilet facilities
There's a good path back to Alston so if you want to walk back or half way n pick up the train at another station then you can. We will definately return and will recommend the railway to others.
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