25% off by bus

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Visit Tanfield Railway car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

Go North East bus X30 and bus X31 run frequently from Newcastle Eldon Square Bus Station (Stand D) to Sunniside (Burdon Plain Stop) which is right by Andrews House Station, and a short walk from Marley Hill Shed site. Or stay on the bus to Causey Arch Country Park, which is just a 10-minute walk from Causey Arch Station, or to Kiphill Garage, for a 20-minute walk to East Tanfield Station. Check the Tanfield Railway website before travelling to find out which station your train will depart from.  

If you are coming from further afield, the nearest station is Newcastle, with regular LNER trains from London, York and Darlington, also from Edinburgh and Berwick. There are also trains from Manchester, Leeds, Carlisle Hexham, Morpeth, Middlesborough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Sunderland. From the station it’s a short walk to Neville Street (Stop E) for buses X30 and X31 to the Tanfield Railway.

Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

You can save money on buses fares by buying a Newcastle PlusBus ticket with your train ticket – valid on all buses in Newcastle, and as far as Sunniside at the northern end of the Tanfield Railway.

Enjoy 25% off entry with a valid Go North East Family Day bus ticket. Plan your travel with Go North East.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About Tanfield Railway

Heritage railway running between East Tanfield and Sunniside - “the world’s oldest railway”. Visit Marley Hill engine shed, oldest in the world still in use and Causey Arch, world’s oldest railway bridge, built 1727.

For any queries about visiting contact Tanfield Railway on 07508 092365 or info@tanfield-railway.co.uk

Address: Marley Hill Engine Shed, Gateshead, NE16 5ET. Visit Website