Scotswood railway station

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Place Scotswood
Area Newcastle upon Tyne
Coordinates 54°58′08″N 1°41′10″W / 54.969°N 1.686°W / 54.969; -1.686Coordinates: 54°58′08″N 1°41′10″W / 54.969°N 1.686°W / 54.969; -1.686
Grid reference NZ201638
Original company Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Scotswood, Newburn and Wylam Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
North Eastern Region of British Railways
Platforms 4
21 May 1839 South platforms opened
12 July 1875 North platforms opened
15 September 1958 North platforms closed
26 April 1965 Goods services withdrawn
1 May 1967 South platforms closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Scotswood railway station served Scotswood in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The railway station was located on the former route of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle. The station opened in 1839 and closed in 1967.


The South platforms (Blaydon line) had opened by May 1848; the North platforms (North Wylam loop) opened 12 July 1875. The South platform (Blaydon line) service was suspended on 3 September 1966 and the station closed to passengers on 1 May 1967. The buildings and platforms were demolished within five years.[1]

Despite having platforms serving different lines (and, officially different companies at first), Scotswood was regarded as a single station. The northern pair of platforms on the Newburn line was added to the southern pair on the Newcastle–Blaydon line in 1875. Curving away from the original platforms, they were at a higher level, and ended some 50yds to the east.

The original station buildings burned down on 17 October 1879. By the mid-1880s new buildings, including waiting sheds, were completed, and the two sets of platforms were connected by bridge and subway. The new station building, at the east end of the southernmost platform, was a modest brick structure with a small awning. It was accompanied by a wooden pitched-roof building. A similar wooden structure accommodated office and waiting facilities on the opposite platform. Two further, equally unimposing, wooden buildings served the northern platforms.[1]

On 4 October 1982 passenger services ceased to use the Newcastle – Scotswood – Blaydon route. Trains were diverted from Newcastle West Junction over King Edward Bridge, then via Norwood Junction and Dunston to Blaydon. Tracks were removed from Scotswood Bridge and eastward beyond Elswick, leaving only a one-mile siding from Newcastle.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Line closed, station open
Line and station closed
Terminus   North Eastern Railway
Derwent Valley Railway
Line and station closed


  1. ^ a b "Subterranea Britannica". Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Subterranea Britannica". Retrieved 2009-11-30. 

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