Alnmouth railway station

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Alnmouth National Rail
Alnmouth
GNER train enters the station from the north
Location
Place Alnmouth
Local authority Northumberland
Coordinates 55°23′31″N 1°38′10″W / 55.392°N 1.636°W / 55.392; -1.636Coordinates: 55°23′31″N 1°38′10″W / 55.392°N 1.636°W / 55.392; -1.636
Grid reference NU230110
Operations
Station code ALM
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.135 million
2005/06 Increase 0.165 million
2006/07 Increase 0.172 million
2007/08 Increase 0.182 million
2008/09 Increase 0.197 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.192 million
2010/11 Increase 0.215 million
2011/12 Increase 0.256 million
- Interchange 1,529
2012/13 Increase 0.258 million
- Interchange Decrease 871
History
Original company Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping LNER
1 July 1847 Station opens as Bilton[1]
2 May 1892 Station renamed Alnmouth[1][2]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alnmouth from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Alnmouth railway station (Signed as: Alnmouth for Alnwick) is a station on the East Coast Main Line about one mile from Alnmouth in Hipsburn, Northumberland, northern England. It is 10–15 minutes by road to the town of Alnwick.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 1 July 1847 as Bilton by the Newcastle and Berwick Railway[1][3] and from 1854 run by the North Eastern Railway. On 1 October 1850 it became the junction for the Alnwick branch line. On 2 May 1892 the station's name was changed to Alnmouth.[1][2]

It became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the North Eastern Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.

When Sectorisation was introduced, the station was served by the Intercity Sector until the Privatisation of British Railways.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

Alnmouth station is managed by Northern Rail, even though the majority of its services are provided by other operators.

The majority of services are provided by CrossCountry trains running between Newcastle and Edinburgh. East Coast services calling here were reduced in the May 2011 timetable change so that they are less frequent. However, these services are every two hours during the day for both Newcastle/London and Edinburgh.

Occasional Northern Rail local services operating to and from Chathill also call here - currently these consist of two morning and two evening train in each direction (except Sundays).

Alnmouth will also become the eastern terminus of the Aln Valley (Heritage) Railway which is being reconstructed along the Alnwick branch line.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Morpeth or Newcastle Central   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
  Berwick-upon-Tweed
Morpeth or Newcastle Central   East Coast
East Coast Main Line
  Edinburgh Waverley
Acklington   Northern Rail
East Coast Main Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Chathill
Historical railways
Longhoughton
Line open; Station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Newcastle and Berwick Railway
  Warkworth
Line open; Station closed
Terminus   North Eastern Railway
Alnwick branch line
  Alnwick
Line and Station closed

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Butt 1995, p. 34
  2. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 15
  3. ^ Body 1989, p. 193

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