Haydon Bridge railway station

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Haydon Bridge National Rail
Haydon Bridge Station.jpg
Location
Place Haydon Bridge
Local authority Northumberland
Coordinates 54°58′30″N 2°14′53″W / 54.975°N 2.248°W / 54.975; -2.248Coordinates: 54°58′30″N 2°14′53″W / 54.975°N 2.248°W / 54.975; -2.248
Grid reference NY842645
Operations
Station code HDB
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 31,078
2012/13 Increase 35,000
2013/14 Increase 39,093
2014/15 Decrease 38,916
2015/16 Decrease 31,976
History
Original company Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
28 June 1836 Temporary station opened
18 June 1838 Permanent 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 Haydon Bridge from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Haydon Bridge railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Haydon Bridge in Northumberland, England. It is located on the Tyne Valley Line which runs from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, and is managed by Northern who provide all passenger train services. The station is sited 30 miles (48 km) west of Newcastle and 31 34 miles (51.1 km) east of Carlisle.

History[edit]

The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was formed in 1829, and was opened in stages.[1] The section of that line between Hexham and Haydon Bridge was opened on 28 June 1836;[2] the terminus station at Haydon Bridge was temporary, and was replaced by a permanent station on 18 June 1838,[3] when the line was extended to Greenhead.[2] The next station to the east of Haydon Bridge was Fourstones,[4] which closed in 1967.[5] The station became an unstaffed halt the same year, though the main station building is still intact and used as a private house.

The station's distinctive manually operated wooden level crossing gates (as seen in the accompanying photograph) have been replaced by modern lifting barriers in January 2009,[6] although they remain under the control of the adjacent NER signal box.

Facilities[edit]

There are no ticket facilities at the station, so all tickets need to be purchased in advance or on the train. There are shelters on each platform, with that on the southern (eastbound) side the more substantial. Train running information can be obtained from timetable posters or by telephone; there is a payphone on platform 2. Step-free access is available to both platforms via the level crossing.[7]

Services[edit]

There are 10 eastbound departures per day to Newcastle and 11 eastbound to Carlisle on weekdays (the same as at the other intermediate stations west of Hexham other than Haltwhilstle).[8] These run approximately every two hours each way, but more frequently at peak times and less so in the late afternoon & evening. Six eastbound and five westbound trains call on Sundays (once every 2-3 hours).

Notes[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. 36. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1. 
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 116. 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 B3. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176. 
  5. ^ Butt 1995, p. 99
  6. ^ Network Rail Press release regarding crossing modernisation work Network Rail Media Centre; accessed 2009-01-05
  7. ^ Haydon Bridge station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 30-01-2017
  8. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hexham   Northern
Tyne Valley Line
  Bardon Mill
Historical railways
Fourstones
Line open, station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
  Bardon Mill
Line and station open