Scotsgap railway station

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Scotsgap
Scotsgap Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Scots' Gap
Area Wansbeck, Northumberland
Grid reference NZ039867
Operations
Original company Wansbeck Railway
Pre-grouping Wansbeck Railway Company
North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
North Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
23 July 1862 Station opened as Scots Gap
13 September 1952 Station closed to passengers
3 October 1966 Station closed to freight
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Scotsgap was a stone built railway station in Northumberland on the Wansbeck Railway that served the villages of Scots' Gap and Cambo. It was located on the line between Morpeth and Reedsmouth, and was the junction for the branch line of the Northumberland Railway to Rothbury.

History[edit]

In 1859 Parliament authorised the Wansbeck Railway Company to build the line from Morpeth to Reedsmouth. Due to financial difficulties the line was built in stages.[1] In 1862 the line from Morpeth to Scotsgap opened, with an extension to Knowesgate opening a year later. At this time the Wansbeck Railway Company amalgamates with the North British Railway. It was only on 1 May 1865 that the line was completed. In 1923 the line and the North British Railway merged with the London and North Eastern Railway.

The station was opened as Scots Gap in 1862, but was renamed Scotsgap in October 1903. In September 1952 passenger services were withdrawn from the line, and the goods service from much of the line in November 1963. The line was closed completely in the October 1966 with the station being closed on 3 October 1966.[2] The station building and platform remain and the site is now occupied by an agricultural merchant.[3]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Middleton North
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Wansbeck Railway
  Knowesgate
Line and station closed
Terminus   North British Railway
Rothbury Branch
  Longwitton
Line and station closed
     Rothbury Branch
Locale Northumberland
Successor North British Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Rothbury
Brinkburn
Fontburn Halt
Fontburn Viaduct
Ewesley
Longwitton
Scotsgap
   Wansbeck Railway   
Wansbeck Railway
Locale Northumberland
Successor North British Railway
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
   Border Counties Railway
Reedsmouth
   Border Counties Railway
  Broomhope valley
Woodburn
Knowesgate
   Rothbury Branch
Scotsgap
Middleton North
Angerton
Meldon
   East Coast Main Line
Morpeth
   East Coast Main Line

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Coordinates: 55°10′18″N 1°56′27″W / 55.1718°N 1.9409°W / 55.1718; -1.9409