Wylam railway station

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Wylam National Rail
Wylam railway station 085.jpg
Looking east from the Newcastle-bound platform towards Newcastle
Location
PlaceWylam
Local authorityNorthumberland
Grid referenceNZ120644
Operations
Station codeWYM
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Steady 0.104 million
2014/15Increase 0.112 million
2015/16Decrease 0.106 million
2016/17Increase 0.108 million
2017/18Decrease 0.104 million
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 Wylam from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Wylam railway station is a railway station serving Wylam in Northumberland, England. It is located on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, 10 miles (16 km) west of Newcastle on the route to Carlisle. It was formerly one of two stations in Wylam, the other being North Wylam Station on the Scotswood, Newburn & Wylam Railway, which was closed along with most of the line in 1968. This was situated at the opposite end of Wylam Bridge and is now a car park.

Constructed in 1835, the Stationmaster's House is a Grade II* Listed Building,[1] whilst the footbridge[2] and signalbox[3] are both Grade II Listed. The station is one of the earliest still in use in the world.[1] Station Road crosses the line by a level crossing and the station layout is unusual in that the platforms are not opposite each other. The west-bound (Carlisle) platform is to the east of the level crossing alongside the stationmaster's house, while the east-bound (Newcastle) platform is to the west of the level crossing. The overline, elevated signal box, once a popular design for the NE line is now almost unique, the only other surviving signal box of this design is at Hexham.[4]

The station has direct access, from the west-bound platform via a footbridge and stairs, to the former (now redeveloped as housing) RVI Convalescent Home, which was serviced by a direct 'hospital train' which ran from Newcastle to Wylam only.[5]

The station is managed by Northern.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed and has no ticketing facilities, so all tickets must be bought on the train or prior to travel. There are shelters on both platforms and a public telephone on platform 2 which provides train running information in addition to the timetable posters on each side. Step-free access is available to both platforms via the level crossing and ramps.[6]

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly service Monday to Saturdays eastbound to Newcastle and westbound to Hexham with some services extending to Carlisle and additional calls at peak periods. Sundays there is generally an hourly service in each direction (westbound usually to Carlisle).[7]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Blaydon
  Northern
Tyne Valley Line
  Prudhoe

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1370462)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1044926)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1155046)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  4. ^ Minnis, John. "Railway signal boxes: A review" (PDF). English Heritage. p. 36. ISSN 2046-9802. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  5. ^ Makepeace, M. "Whickham Web Wanderers: On the Railway". Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  6. ^ Wylam station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 2 February 2017
  7. ^ GB eNRT May 2018 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)

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Coordinates: 54°58′30″N 1°48′50″W / 54.975°N 1.814°W / 54.975; -1.814