Bardon Mill railway station

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Bardon Mill National Rail
Bardon Mill Station.jpg
Location
Place Bardon Mill
Local authority Northumberland
Coordinates 54°58′26″N 2°20′46″W / 54.974°N 2.346°W / 54.974; -2.346Coordinates: 54°58′26″N 2°20′46″W / 54.974°N 2.346°W / 54.974; -2.346
Grid reference NY778645
Operations
Station code BLL
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 9,076
2012/13 Decrease 9,050
2013/14 Decrease 8,142
2014/15 Increase 9,328
2015/16 Increase 9,880
History
Original company Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
18 June 1838 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bardon Mill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Bardon Mill railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Bardon Mill in Northumberland, England. It is located on the Tyne Valley Line 28 miles (45 km) east of Carlisle and is managed by Northern, which provides all passenger train services.

History[edit]

Bardon Mill railway station in 1962

The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was formed in 1829, and was opened in stages.[1] The section of that line between Haydon Bridge and Greenhead was opened on 18 June 1838,[2] and Bardon Mill, which opened the same day,[3] was one of the intermediate stations on that stretch.[4] It was reduced to unstaffed status in 1967, along with most of the other stations on the line that escaped the Beeching Axe, but the former station house and waiting room still stand (though now in private ownership). There is also an operational signal box here, though it is normally unmanned and 'switched out'.

Facilities[edit]

The station has no ticket facilities, so all ticket must be bought prior to travel or on the train. There are basic waiting shelters on each side, along with a public telephone on platform 2; train running information is also available via timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms, though the westbound one requires the use of a barrow crossing.[5]

Services[edit]

Along with Wetheral, Brampton and Haydon Bridge, there is a 2-hourly service to both Carlisle and Newcastle with 2 services extended beyond Carlisle (one to Glasgow and one to Whitehaven). On Sundays, 6 westbound & 5 eastbound trains call (roughly every 2-3 hours).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Leslie (November 1983). A Chronology of the Construction of Britain's Railways 1778-1855. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 22. ISBN 0-7110-1277-6. BE/1183. 
  2. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1974) [1964]. The North Eastern Railway. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 36. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 27. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  4. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 27, section B2. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  5. ^ Bardon Mill station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 27 January 2017
  6. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Haydon Bridge   Northern
Tyne Valley Line
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