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(York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
 

This line is closed. There are plans to re-open the line. The station site remains largely intact but two large bridges are missing along the route. Today the nearest station is at Alnmouth.

 
Newcastle and Berwick RailwayCornhill BranchClickable map of the Alnwick Branch.

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The line ran from near the east coast, inland to the town of Alnwick. The area is one of farmed countryside.

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Alnwick

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Alnwick was a large terminus with an overall glass roof. The building still stands and is in use for multiple purposes including a bookshop with a coffeeshop. It is certainly worth a visit. Some parts of the platforms remain intact at the rear. To the south was a junction for the Cornhill Branch which ran south, then west and finally north for some miles to reach a junction and station at Coldstream.

Alnmouth

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This three platform station was the junction station with the Newcastle and Berwick Railway. The station remains open although only teo platforms are currently in use.


Page created on 15/03/2000
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford