Stocksfield railway station

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Stocksfield National Rail
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Location
Place Stocksfield
Local authority Northumberland
Grid reference NZ054613
Operations
Station code SKS
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 61,112
2012/13 Increase 61,432
2013/14 Increase 61,928
2014/15 Decrease 59,258
2015/16 Decrease 53,654
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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.
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Stocksfield railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Stocksfield, Bywell, Newton and the Painshawfield Estate in Northumberland, England. It is located on the Tyne Valley Line which runs from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, and is managed by Northern who provide all passenger train services.

Services[edit]

The station has an hourly service to both Newcastle and Hexham on weekdays and Saturdays, with some evening trains continuing on to Carlisle. Many daytime eastbound trains continue to Sunderland and Middlesbrough. One westbound train continues onto Whitehaven, in Cumbria There is also an hourly service each way on Sundays, with all trains running through to Carlisle.[1]

A landslip between Corbridge & Riding Mill (caused by heavy rain and a broken drainage pipe) in early January 2016 led to the temporary suspension of services here whilst repairs to the track & adjacent cutting wall were carried out. A replacement bus service ran between Hexham & Prudhoe whilst repairs were completed.[2] The line reopened on 8 February 2016, following the removal of over 35,000 tones of earth from the site.[3]

ScotRail[edit]

A thrice-daily Abellio ScotRail service operates between Newcastle and Carlisle (continuing to Glasgow Central via Kilmarnock, though not calling here) although the majority of services are run by Northern.

No ScotRail service runs on Sunday.

New upgrades[edit]

In the past few months[when?], many of the facilities at the railway station have been upgraded. These upgrades include an extended car park, more cycle lockers for hire, new benches, new signs and a repainted bridge.

Accessibility[edit]

The station has disabled access to both platforms. There are plenty of cycle lockers for hire. Contact Northumberland County Council to hire a cycle locker.

Distances from nearby towns and villages[edit]

Town or Village Distance
Bywell 1 mile.
Newton 3 miles.
Painshawfield Estate 1/2 mile.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Table 48 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ Railway between Hexham and Prudhoe will be closed for weeks after Corbridge landslip Riddell, Kathryn Newcastle Chronicle article 8 January 2016; Retrieved 19 January 2016
  3. ^ "West line between Carlisle and Newcastle to reopen on Monday after landslip repairs"Network Rail Media Centre; Retrieved 4 February 2016

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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 Following station
Prudhoe   Abellio ScotRail
Glasgow South Western Line
  Riding Mill
Prudhoe   Northern
Tyne Valley Line
  Riding Mill