Cramlington railway station
|Local authority||County of Northumberland|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1847|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cramlington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
|UK Railways portal|
Cramlington railway station is on the East Coast Main Line in the United Kingdom, serving the town of Cramlington, Northumberland. It is 278 miles 50 chains (448.4 km) down-line from London King's Cross and is situated between Manors to the south and Morpeth to the north. Its three-letter station code is CRM.
The station is unstaffed and has no ticket provision - all tickets must be purchased prior to travel or on the train There are waiting shelters on both platforms (but no other permanent buildings), along with timetable poster boards to offer train running information. Step-free access is available to both platforms, though the footbridge linking them has steps.
Northumberland County Council and the local rail users group SENRUG is campaigning to relocate the station to a new site 200 metres south of its present position, in order to better serve the town's Manor Walk shopping centre, Westmorland Retail Park and main employment areas. The proposed site would also allow for the construction of a dedicated bus-rail interchange, a larger car park and serve several residential estates to the west built in the 1960s and 1970s.
Accidents and incidents
- On 26 May 1926, during the General Strike, an express passenger train was deliberately derailed south of the station.
There are hourly local services to Morpeth and also to MetroCentre via Newcastle Central. At peak times services continue to Chathill in the north and Hexham further south. There is no Sunday service.
- Cramlington railway station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 6 February 2017
- Cramlington station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 February 2017
- "New Cramlington railway station could boost local economy" Northumberland County Council press release 27 September 2016; Retrieved 6 February 2017
- "Move Cramlington Station" South East Northumberland Rail Users Group; Retrieved 6 February 2017
- Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 44. ISBN 0 906899 07 9.
- Earnshaw, Alan (1990). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 6. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 15. ISBN 0-906899-37-0.
- GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)
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East Coast Main Line
Line open, station closed
|North Eastern Railway
York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
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