Alnmouth railway station

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Alnmouth National Rail
GNER train steams into Alnmouth Station - 07 June 2005.jpg
GNER train enters the station from the north
Location
Place Alnmouth
Local authority County of 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
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Increase 0.215 million
- Interchange  Increase 544
2011/12 Increase 0.256 million
- Interchange  Increase 1,529
2012/13 Increase 0.258 million
- Interchange  Decrease 871
2013/14 Increase 0.283 million
- Interchange  Increase 1,247
2014/15 Increase 0.305 million
- Interchange  Increase 1,404
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]
National RailUK railway stations
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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 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.

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. The Alnwick branch service was withdrawn in January 1968 (as a result of the Beeching Axe), with freight traffic ending in October the same year.

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, 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.[4]

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).[5]

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   CrossCountry
Cross Country Network
  Berwick-upon-Tweed
Morpeth   Virgin Trains East Coast
London-Edinburgh
  Berwick-upon-Tweed
Newcastle Central   Virgin Trains East Coast
London-Edinburgh
  Edinburgh Waverley
Acklington   Northern
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
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 26 (Network Rail)
  5. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)

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