Falstone railway station

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Falstone
Falstone Railway Station.jpg
Station building in 2009.
Location
Place Falstone
Area Northumberland
Grid reference NY726874
Operations
Original company Border Counties Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
North Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 1
History
2 September 1861 Station opened
15 October 1956 Station closed to passengers
1 September 1958 Station closed to freight
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
Border Counties Railway
Locale Roxburghshire, Scotland; Northumberland, England
Dates of operation 31 July 1854 – 13 August 1860
Successor North British Railway
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Up arrow  Waverley Route
Riccarton Junction
Down arrow  Waverley Route
Saughtree
Scotland
England
Deadwater
Kielder
Lewiefield Halt
Plashetts
Right arrow  Plashetts Colliery Waggonway
Falstone
Thorneyburn
Tarset
Charlton
Bellingham, later Bellingham (North Tyne)
Right arrow  Wansbeck Railway
Reedsmouth
Countess Park (1859-1861)
Wark
Barrasford
Chollerton
Chollerford (renamed Humshaugh in 1919)
Wall
Up arrow  Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Border Counties Bridge
Border Counties Junction
Hexham
Down arrow  Newcastle and Carlisle Railway

Falstone railway station is a former railway station that served the hamlet of Falstone, in Northumberland, England.

History[edit]

The station was on the Border Counties Railway which linked the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, near Hexham, with the Border Union Railway at Riccarton Junction. The first section of the route was opened between Hexham and Chollerford in 1858, the remainder opening in 1862. The line was closed to passengers by British Railways in 1956.

The station had a single platform and a stone built station building[1] both of which survived the line's closure. The station building is residential accommodation and offices.

Former services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Plashetts   LNER
Border Counties Railway
  Thorneyburn

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Coordinates: 55°10′45″N 2°25′54″W / 55.1791°N 2.4317°W / 55.1791; -2.4317