Welcome to Alnwick's Heritage Transport Attraction!
We re-open to the public in Easter 2016.
The Aln Valley Railway project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town of Northumberland and the ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland.
Although the impressive railway station still exists in Alnwick, a road bypass and other commercial developments no longer make it viable to recreate in full the original run of around 3 miles between the two stations. As a result a brand new railway station and visitor center has been constructed on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway will follow the original trackbed all the way to Alnmouth Station. A cycleway / footpath will run alongside providing a safe traffic-free corridor between Alnwick and the National Cycle Network and the coast.
The Aln Valley Railway Trust is a registered charity number 1063332.
* Free entry to site on most opening days. Charge may be payable during special events - see event information for specific details. Charge payable for rides.
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“Railway Roundabout to HS2 – 50 years of following the railway scene”: Indoor meetings are open to all. Refreshments. Donation requested for admission. Held at Barter Books, Alnwick, NE66 2NP.
“An evening with Pat Murphy”. Pat needs no detailed introduction as he is a regular attender at our talks and is the AVR’s civil engineer! This evening he will be showing us some of his picture collection.
“Early diesels in the North East”. Dave Dunn returns to show us more magnificent photographs.
The annual quiz evening when the Aln Valley Railway team competes against the team from Gunnerton Railway Circle for “The Flat Bottomed Trophy”. This year the quiz will be hosted by Gunnerton.