Alston railway station

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Alston
Alston station and Metro Cammell dmu from south.jpg
1973 view from south
Location
Place Alston
Area Eden
Coordinates 54°48′54″N 2°26′31″W / 54.815°N 2.442°W / 54.815; -2.442Coordinates: 54°48′54″N 2°26′31″W / 54.815°N 2.442°W / 54.815; -2.442
Grid reference NY716467
Operations
Original company Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
17 November 1852 Station opened
3 May 1976 Station closed
30 July 1983 Station opened as narrow gauge terminus
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Alston Line
HaltwhistleTyne Valley Line
River South Tyne (Alston Arches Viaduct)
Plenmeller Halt(1919-1946)
Featherstone Park
Coanwood
River South Tyne (Lambley Viaduct)
Brampton Railway
Lambley
Slaggyford
Lintley
South Tynedale Railway
Kirkhaugh
Gilderdale
River Nent
Alston

Alston railway station once served the town of Alston, Cumbria, England. The station was the terminus of the Alston Line which ran from the junction at Haltwhistle on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.

It is now the terminus of the narrow gauge South Tynedale Railway, a heritage line, in Northern England.

History[edit]

Opened by the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, it was taken over firstly by the North Eastern Railway and later became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923, passing on to the Eastern Region of British Railways during the nationalisation of 1948. It was closed by the British Railways Board in 1976.

The site today[edit]

The station is now both the main terminus and headquarters of the Tourist Narrow Gauge South Tynedale Railway.[1]

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Kirkhaugh   South Tynedale Railway   Terminus
Disused railways
Slaggyford   North Eastern Railway
Alston Line
  Terminus

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