North Pole Express

The Tanfield Railway offers an unforgettable Christmas experience aboard the North Pole Express on a four mile return steam train ride through stunning winter countryside to see Santa Claus in his magical grotto. Passengers should keep a look out for deer and other seasonal wildlife in the picturesque Causey Valley within County Durham.

Hot drinks and mince pies for adults are served in our warm and welcoming tea room whilst children receive soft drinks and snacks as well as a quality small early gift from Santa Claus.

Pre booking for this hugely popular event is essential as North Pole Express tickets are not available on the day. Trains for the North Pole leave from East Tanfield station, which is signposted from the A6076 Sunniside to Stanley Road.

Children under 1 do not need a ticket to travel. However they will need to take a seat on a parents lap and will not receive a gift from Father Christmas. If you would like a child under 1 to receive a gift, a valid child ticket will need to be purchased.

Tickets will go on-sale at 7pm on the 27th March 2017

Tickets cost:

25th November & 26th November - £15.00 per person.
2nd December to 3rd December - £15.00 per person.
9th December to 10th December - £15.00 per person.
16th December to 17th December - £15.00 per person.
22nd, 23rd and 24th December - £16.00 per person.

Our current availability is as follows:

25 November 2017
Fully Booked
26 November 2017
Fully Booked
02 December 2017
Fully Booked
03 December 2017
Fully Booked
09 December 2017
Fully Booked
10 December 2017
Fully Booked
16 December 2017
Fully Booked
17 December 2017
Fully Booked
22 December 2017
Fully Booked
23 December 2017
Fully Booked
24 December 2017
Fully Booked

You can book your tickets by one of the below methods:

Online - Please click here to be taken to our online shop
Phone - Please call 07508 092365 between 9am and 5pm.
Onsite - Visit Andrew's House Station on any operating day

Please note: As a volunteer-run organisation, we regret that we are unable to run a 24hr phone booking service but will endeavour to be available between 9am and 5pm.