Pegswood railway station

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Pegswood National Rail
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Location
Place Pegswood
Local authority County of Northumberland
Coordinates 55°10′41″N 1°38′38″W / 55.178°N 1.644°W / 55.178; -1.644Coordinates: 55°10′41″N 1°38′38″W / 55.178°N 1.644°W / 55.178; -1.644
Grid reference NZ227871
Operations
Station code PEG
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   3,564
2005/06 Decrease 2,940
2006/07 Decrease 2,281
2007/08 Increase 2,332
2008/09 Increase 2,788
2009/10 Decrease 2,688
2010/11 Decrease 1,102
2011/12 Increase 1,904
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Pegswood from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Pegswood railway station is a small railway station on the south east edge of Pegswood village in Northumberland, England. It is on the East Coast Main Line so a wide variety of trains pass through the station but very few stop there.

The station is served by Northern Rail – two southbound trains and one northbound train call at the station each day on Mondays to Saturdays. There is no service on Sundays. Access to the platforms is via sloping tarmacadamed footpaths, and transfer between the north- and southbound platforms is provided by the road overbridge (ECM7-77) at the north end of the station.

The station has featured in one of Bill Bryson's books – the author took the train to Pegswood before walking to Ashington.

Southbound services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays a train starting at Chathill makes its way southbound through Northumberland providing a commuter service to Newcastle. It calls at Pegswood at 07.50. This service is typically provided by a diesel multiple unit (DMU), normally a Class 156 or occasionally a smaller Class 142.

A second southbound train calls at 19.43 – this service is the return working of the train which made its way northbound through the village earlier in the evening (see below).

Northbound services[edit]

On Mondays to Saturdays a train from Newcastle at 17.15 (17.00 on Saturdays) reaches Pegswood at 17.40 (17.25 on Saturdays), having called at Manors, Cramlington, and Morpeth. The later arrival time on Mondays to Fridays is because on these days, after leaving Morpeth, the train waits in the northbound passing loop at Morpeth North Junction to allow CrossCountry's PenzanceDundee express to overtake it. From Pegswood the local train continues to Widdrington, Acklington, Alnmouth, and Chathill. The train continues out of service to Belford, where it waits in a siding for other trains to pass, before returning to Chathill to form the southbound evening run through Northumberland. Like the morning run, this train is typically composed of a DMU: usually a Class 142, although a larger Class 156 unit is occasionally used instead.

Station facilities[edit]

A bench and shelter on the southbound platform. Tickets are purchased on board the train. Owing to the cant of the track through the station, the step up into the train from the southbound platform is substantial. There are no facilities on the northbound platform. A telephone kiosk, letter box, shop, and bus stop are all within a couple of minutes walk of the station.

External links[edit]

Media related to Pegswood railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Morpeth   Northern Rail
East Coast Main Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Widdrington