Meldon railway station
Main station building in 2006.
|Original company||Wansbeck Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North British Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway
North Eastern Region of British Railways
|23 July 1862||Station opened|
|13 September 1952||Station closed to passengers|
|29 September 1966||Station closed to freight|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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In 1859 Parliament authorised the Wansbeck Railway Company to build the line from Morpeth to Reedsmouth. Due to financial difficulties the line was built in stages. In 1862 the line from Morpeth to Scotsgap opened, with an extension to Knowesgate opening a year later. At this time the Wansbeck Railway Company amalgamates with the North British Railway. It was only on 1 May 1865 that the line was completed. In 1923 the line and the North British Railway merged with the London and North Eastern Railway.
The station was opened in 1865. In September 1952 passenger services were withdrawn from the line, and the goods service from much of the line in November 1963. The line was closed completely on 3 October 1966. The station buildings remain as a private residence along with the platform.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|North British Railway
Line and station open