Alston railway station
1973 view from south
|Original company||Newcastle and Carlisle Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|17 November 1852||Station opens|
|3 May 1976||Station closes|
|30 July 1983||Station opens as narrow gauge terminus|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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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.
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
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Slaggyford||North Eastern Railway
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