Why is it called the Watercress Line?

Why is it called the Watercress Line?

The Mid Hants Railway is generally known as the Watercress Line thanks to its proud history of transporting watercress to the fresh produce markets of the UK during the boom in popularity in Victorian times.

Was the Watercress Line used in Harry Potter?

‘Railway heritage’ “English Heritage is delighted that the bridge has now found that new home on the Watercress Line where it can continue to be part of England’s outstanding railway heritage.” In the Harry Potter movies and books, the station was the boarding point for the Hogwarts Express.

Who owns the Watercress Line?

Mid-Hants Railway Ltd
The Watercress Line has now operated the remaining section of the line as a heritage railway for longer than its life under British Railways (1948-73). The railway is operated by Mid-Hants Railway Ltd, whose major shareholder is the Watercress Line Heritage Railway Trust (WLHRT), a registered charity.

Where does the Watercress Line start and finish?

The Watercress Line is the marketing name of the Mid-Hants Railway, a heritage railway in Hampshire, England, running 10 miles (16 km) from New Alresford to Alton where it connects to the National Rail network.

Is there a train station in Alton?

Alton railway station is a station in the town of Alton, in the English county of Hampshire. The station is the terminus for two railway lines: the Alton Line which runs to Brookwood and on to London Waterloo, and the Mid Hants Watercress Railway which runs to Alresford.

Is watercress an herb?

Watercress is a creeping perennial herb with dark green leaves. Small white flowers appear in summer, followed by short, fat pods of seeds. It grows wild in ditches and in running streams throughout the world. Today it is cultivated in flooded beds as a salad herb.

Are dogs allowed on the Watercress Line?

We are a dog friendly site and dogs travel FREE on the line. There is no charge to take bikes on our trains and they can be stored in the guard’s compartment, but please be aware that during special events space may be limited and we may not be able to accommodate cycles on some services.

How long is the journey on the Watercress Line?

How long is the trip? The train journey will take around one hour and 45 minutes, so please allow around two hours.

What line is Alton on?

The Alton line is a railway line in Hampshire and Surrey, England, operated by South Western Railway as a relatively long branch of the South West Main Line….

Alton line
System National Rail
Services rail connection from South West Main Line to Mid Hants Watercress Railway
Operator(s) South Western Railway

How do you get to Alton Towers without a car?

The best way to get from London to Alton Towers Station without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 27m and costs .

Is watercress a Superfood?

Atop the list? Watercress, long known as a superfood because it packs large amounts of a wide variety of these important substances, with a score of 100. The next five in the elite category: Chinese cabbage (91.99), chard (89.27), beet greens (87.08), spinach (86.43) and chicory (73.36).