Alnwick railway station

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This article is about the disused station. For the current Alnwick Lionheart station, see Alnwick branch line.
Alnwick
Barter Books, Alnwick - geograph.org.uk - 777803.jpg
Location
Place Alnwick
Area Northumberland
Coordinates 55°24′36″N 1°41′56″W / 55.410°N 1.699°W / 55.410; -1.699Coordinates: 55°24′36″N 1°41′56″W / 55.410°N 1.699°W / 55.410; -1.699
Operations
Original company North Eastern Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
North Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
19 August 1850 Station opens
5 September 1887 Station moved northwards
29 January 1968 Station closes
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Alnwick railway station was the terminus of the Alnwick branch line, which diverged from the East Coast Main Line at Alnmouth in Northumberland, Northern England. The branch opened on 1 October 1850 and closed in January 1968, leaving the former junction at Alnmouth as the nearest station to Alnwick. The station was also the terminus of the Cornhill branch line to Coldstream which closed for passengers in 1930.

History[edit]

Opened by the North Eastern Railway, 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 station was then closed by the British Railways Board in 1968. The platforms have been in-filled, but the trainshed remains intact and in use, including by Barter Books. The bookshop was featured in Michael Portillo's 'Great British Railway Journeys' (first broadcast BBC2 - 23/1/2012).

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   North Eastern Railway
Alnwick branch line
  Alnmouth
Line closed; station open
Edlingham
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Cornhill branch line
  Terminus

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