Stocksfield railway station

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Stocksfield National Rail
Stocksfield Railway Station.jpg
Location
PlaceStocksfield
Local authorityNorthumberland
Grid referenceNZ054613
Operations
Station codeSKS
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 59,258
2015/16Decrease 53,654
2016/17Increase 59,770
2017/18Decrease 56,676
2018/19Increase 59,380
National RailUK railway stations
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  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Stocksfield from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Stocksfield is a station on the Tyne Valley Line, serving the villages of Bywell, New Ridley, Painshawfield and Stocksfield in Northumberland. Services are currently provided by Northern, who also manage the station.

Services[edit]

Northern Trains Route 4:
Tyne Valley Line
Carlisle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Wetheral Parking
Brampton Parking
Haltwhistle Parking Bicycle facilities
Bardon Mill Parking
Haydon Bridge Parking Bicycle facilities
Hexham Parking Bicycle facilities
Corbridge Parking
Riding Mill Parking Bicycle facilities
Stocksfield Parking Bicycle facilities
Prudhoe Parking Bicycle facilities
Wylam Parking Bicycle facilities
Blaydon
MetroCentre
Dunston
Newcastle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Tyne and Wear Metro

As of the December 2019 timetable change, Northern operate an hourly service (Monday to Saturday) between Hexham and Nunthorpe, with additional trains also calling at the station during the morning and evening peak. On a Sunday, an hourly service operates between Carlisle and Nunthorpe, with some trains continuing as far as Whitby.[1]

Incidents[edit]

A landslip in early January 2016, between Corbridge and Riding Mill (caused by heavy rain and a broken drainage pipe) led to the temporary suspension of services between Prudhoe and Hexham, whilst repairs to the track bed and adjacent cutting walls were carried out.

Services from Newcastle terminated at Prudhoe, with a replacement bus service running from the station to Prudhoe, Riding Mill, Corbridge and Hexham, until the work was completed.[2]

The line reopened on 8 February 2016, following the removal of over 35,000 tonnes of earth from the site.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Since 2010, many of the facilities at the railway station have been upgraded. These upgrades include an extended car park, additional cycle lockers, new benches and station signage, digital information displays, and a repainted bridge.

A ticket vending machine has also been provided, to allow travellers to buy tickets prior to boarding, or to collect pre-paid tickets.

The station has disabled access to both platforms, as well as a stepped footbridge.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)
  2. ^ Riddell, Kathryn (8 January 2016). "Railway between Hexham and Prudhoe will be closed for weeks after Corbridge landslip". Newcastle Chronicle. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  3. ^ "West line between Carlisle and Newcastle to reopen on Monday after landslip repairs"Network Rail Media Centre; Retrieved 4 February 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°56′48.3″N 1°54′59.9″W / 54.946750°N 1.916639°W / 54.946750; -1.916639

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Prudhoe   Northern
Tyne Valley Line
  Riding Mill