Alnmouth railway station
GNER train enters the station from the north
|Local authority||County of Northumberland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Newcastle and Berwick Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|1 July 1847||Station opens as Bilton|
|2 May 1892||Station renamed Alnmouth|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Alnmouth from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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.
The station was opened on 1 July 1847 as Bilton by the Newcastle and Berwick Railway 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.
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. The Alnwick branch service was withdrawn in January 1968 (as a result of the Beeching Axe), with freight traffic ending in October the same year.
Alnmouth station is managed by Northern, 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. Virgin Trains 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. With CrossCountry also calling every second hour, the net frequency provided is approximately hourly each way.
Occasional Northern local services operating to and from Chathill also call here - currently these consist of one morning and one evening train in each direction (except Sundays). Of these, the northbound evening service from Newcastle starts from the MetroCentre whilst the return goes through to Hexham (except on Saturdays).
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||Following station|
Cross Country Network
|Morpeth||Virgin Trains East Coast
|Newcastle Central||Virgin Trains East Coast
East Coast Main Line
Line open; Station closed
|North Eastern Railway
Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Line open; Station closed
|Terminus||North Eastern Railway
Alnwick branch line
Line and Station closed
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- Station on navigable O.S. map
- RAILSCOT on Newcastle and Berwick Railway
- Northumbrian Branch Line Railways