Hogsmeade Station needs your help!

Hogsmeade Station is a charming railway station located near the magical village of Hogsmeade, the only all wizarding village in the country. Serving as the primary transportation hub for students attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the station is the final stop for the Hogwarts Express, a magical train that transports young witches and wizards from Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Station in London.

In reality, the Hogsmeade Station you see in the first Harry Potter movie is part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and is nestled within the scenic landscapes of the North York Moors National Park in a super-sparse rural village called Goathland. The problem is, right now, people can’t get there.



To access our famous magical station, you have to cross Bridge 27A (shown above), built in 1935. Unfortunately, the bridge is starting to show its age, and despite our best efforts, time and weather have impacted the steel girders that give strength to the structure and it is now unsafe for vehicles to cross. We desperately need YOUR help to get ready for the 2024 season.

Donating just £10 gets us closer to our goal to rebuild the bridge, meaning...

  • There is safe access for our wonderful visitors and brilliant station volunteers.
  • Our popular educational school visits can continue. We had over 1000 school children visit us last year to learn about the importance of the railway.
  • Vehicular access for visitor parking, deliveries and emergency services can reopen.

Can you help us rebuild the bridge to Goathland, so that by 23 March when our trains begin to run once again, we can reopen our magical station to the world?



Images courtesy: Tim Bruce & Mike Braham