Haydon Bridge railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures and station information
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Newcastle and Carlisle Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|28 June 1836||Temporary station opened|
|18 June 1838||Permanent station opened|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Haydon Bridge from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Haydon Bridge railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Haydon Bridge in Northumberland, England. It is located on the Tyne Valley Line which runs from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, and is managed by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services.
The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was formed in 1829, and was opened in stages. The section of that line between Hexham and Haydon Bridge was opened on 28 June 1836; the terminus station at Haydon Bridge was temporary, and was replaced by a permanent station on 18 June 1838, when the line was extended to Greenhead. The next station to the east of Haydon Bridge was Fourstones, which closed in 1967.
The station's distinctive manually operated wooden level crossing gates (as seen in the accompanying photograph) have been replaced by modern lifting barriers in January 2009, although they will remain under the control of the adjacent signal box.
Only certain Newcastle to Carlisle services call at the station, which results in some long gaps between trains outside peak hours. Currently eleven eastbound and ten westbound services call on weekdays (an increase of two each way on the previous timetable) and six eastbound and five westbound trains on Sundays.
- James, Leslie (November 1983). A Chronology of the Construction of Britain's Railways 1778-1855. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 22. ISBN 0-7110-1277-6. BE/1183.
- Allen, Cecil J. (1974) . The North Eastern Railway. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 36. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 116. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 27, section B3. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176.
- Butt 1995, p. 99
- Network Rail Press release regarding crossing modernisation work Network Rail Media Centre; accessed 2009-01-05
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tyne Valley Line
Line open, station closed
|North Eastern Railway
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Line and station open