Bowes Railway

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The Bowes Railway is the worlds only preserved operational standard gauge cable railway system.


There is a wide range of different locomotives.

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From the south
From the A1(M) north past Washington Services follow the divide to the right towards the Tyne Tunnel. Take the first exit from the first interchange, then turn right onto the B1288. Follow the Bowes Railway signs through the village.

From Sunderland, South Shields and the Tyne Tunnel
Follow the Tyne Tunnel road and turn off (third exit) at the Washington Interchange, then turn right onto the B1288. Follow the Bowes Railway signs through the village.

From the north, west, Newcastle, Gateshead
Head for the Eighton Lodge interchange (Gateshead Angel) from the southbound A1, or the road from Gateshead through Low Fell, and then take the first slip road off to the left immediately after the Bowes Incline Hotel (set back on the left side) after the interchange. Drive across Mill House roundabout and take the first left into Springwell Village.

Bus

56 - The Fab Fifty Six: Sunderland, Hylton, Nissan, Washington Concord, Springwell, Wrekenton, Gateshead, Newcastle (Pilgrim Street)
All days approx 30 min intervals
X2 - Newcastle(Eldon Square), Springwell, Washington Galleries, Sunderland (Interchange) Mon-Sat every 30 min daytime, hourly on Sundays.
X1 - Newcastle (Eldon Square), Springwell, Washington Galleries, Houghton le Spring, Hetton le Hole, Easington Lane. Mon-Sat every 30 min daytime, hourly on Sundays.

Train

Sunderland mainline station

Metro

The nearest Tyne and Wear Metro stations are Gateshead and Heworth

Admission

Opening times:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00 - 15:0010:00 - 15:0010:00 - 15:0010:00 - 15:0010:00 - 15:00--

Prices:
AdultChild
£5.00£2.50

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Contact

Address: Bowes Railway, Springwell Village, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7QJ, UK
Phone: +44 191 4161847
Email: info@bowesrailway.co.uk

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