Alston railway station

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Alston
Alston station and Metro Cammell dmu from south.jpg
1973 view from south
Location
Place Alston
Area Eden
Operations
Original company Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
17 November 1852 Station opens
3 May 1976 Station closes
30 July 1983 Station opens as narrow gauge terminus
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
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Alston railway station once served the town of Alston, Cumbria, England. The station was the terminus of the Alston Line which ran from the junction at Haltwhistle on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.

It is now the terminus of the narrow gauge South Tynedale Railway, a heritage line.

History[edit]

Opened by the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, it was taken over firstly by the North Eastern Railway and later became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923, passing on to the Eastern Region of British Railways during the nationalisation of 1948. It was closed by the British Railways Board in 1976.

The site today[edit]

The station is now both the main terminus and headquarters of the Tourist Narrow Gauge South Tynedale Railway.[1]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Slaggyford   North Eastern Railway
Alston Line
  Terminus

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Coordinates: 54°48′54″N 2°26′31″W / 54.815°N 2.442°W / 54.815; -2.442