Seahouses railway station

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Seahouses
Location
Place Seahouses
Area Northumberland
Grid reference NU218320
Operations
Original company North Sunderland Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
British Railways
Platforms 1
History
1 August 1898 Station opened for freight
14 December 1898 Station opened for passengers
27 October 1951 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Seahouses railway station was the brick and wood built eastern terminus of the single track branch of the North Sunderland Railway, in north east England. The line connected village and port of Seahouses to the railway network via a junction at Chathill.

History[edit]

Authorised in 1892 the North Sunderland Railway was built privately to serve the newly constructed harbour at Seahouses.[1] Construction started in 1896, and the line opened in 1898 for freight on 1 August, and passengers on 18 December. The line was rarely profitable and thus the proposed station at Fleetham, and the extension to Bamburgh were never constructed. The line was taken over by the LNER in 1939, and the line closed on 27 October 1951 and officially wound up in the April 1952.[2]

The construction of the station provided a link to the fishing port and for day trips along the coast and to the Farne Islands.

The station was demolished and the site is now the town car park.

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External links[edit]

Former Services
Preceding station Disused railways Following station
North Sunderland   London and North Eastern Railway
North Sunderland Railway
  Terminus


     North Sunderland Railway
Locale Northumberland
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Up arrow  East Coast Main Line
Chathill
Down arrow  East Coast Main Line
Right arrow Pasture Hill Quarry
North Sunderland
Right arrow  Bamburgh (proposed)
Seahouses


Coordinates: 55°34′53″N 1°39′18″W / 55.5815°N 1.6550°W / 55.5815; -1.6550