Corbridge railway station

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Corbridge National Rail
Corbridge Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceCorbridge
Local authorityNorthumberland
Coordinates54°57′58″N 2°01′08″W / 54.966°N 2.019°W / 54.966; -2.019Coordinates: 54°57′58″N 2°01′08″W / 54.966°N 2.019°W / 54.966; -2.019
Grid referenceNY989635
Operations
Station codeCRB
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 71,217
2014/15Decrease 68,860
2015/16Decrease 52,676
2016/17Increase 53,972
2017/18Increase 54,170
History
Original companyNewcastle and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
9 March 1835Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Corbridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
The station in 1988

Corbridge railway station serves the town of Corbridge in Northumberland, England. The railway station is located on the Tyne Valley Line which runs from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, and is managed by Northern who provide almost all passenger train services. It is unstaffed, although the station buildings on the eastbound platform still survive (in private ownership).

History[edit]

The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was formed in 1829, and was opened in stages.[1] The first section of that line to open for passenger trains was between Blaydon and Hexham, which was formally opened on 3 March 1835,[2] with normal services beginning either the next day,[2] or on 9 March 1835.[3] Corbridge was an intermediate station on that line, between Riding Mill and Hexham.[4]

Services[edit]

The station has an hourly service to both Newcastle and Hexham on weekdays and Saturdays, with some evening trains continuing on to Carlisle.[5] Many daytime eastbound trains continue to Sunderland and Middlesbrough. There is also an hourly service each way on Sundays, with all trains running through to Carlisle.

A landslip just to the east of the station at Farnley Haugh (caused by heavy rain and a broken drainage pipe) in early January 2016 led to the temporary suspension of services whilst repairs to the track & adjacent cutting were carried out.[6] A replacement bus service ran between Hexham & Prudhoe until the work was completed. The line reopened to traffic on 8 February 2016, following the removal of over 35,000 tonnes of earth from the site.[7]

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. ^ a b Allen, Cecil J. (1974) [1964]. The North Eastern Railway. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 35. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 68. 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 B4. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176.
  5. ^ Table 48 National Rail timetable, May 2018
  6. ^ Railway between Hexham and Prudhoe will be closed for weeks after Corbridge landslip Riddell, Kathryn Newcastle Chronicle article 8 January 2016
  7. ^ "West line between Carlisle and Newcastle to reopen on Monday after landslip repairs"Network Rail Media Centre; Retrieved 4 February 2016

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Riding Mill   Northern
Tyne Valley Line
  Hexham