Multi-million pound revamp for South Tynedale Railway
£5.5 million is going to be spent on revitalising the South Tynedale Railway in Alston. The three year project includes extending the line to the village of Slaggyford and improving the platform at Alston for visitors.
The entire stretch of the South Tyndedale Railway is about to be transformed by a £5.5 million investment.
The money's coming from a grant of over £4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £1.3 million raise by themselves.
Duncan Graham, a trustee of the South Tyndale Railway said: "We're going to extend our railway to Slaggyford, a mile and a quarter away and build a cafe and a new station there. And then at Alston where we are standing there will be a covered."