Blyth and Tyne Railway






Dates

  /  /1852Blyth and Tyne Railway
Act passed
04/08/1853[Morpeth Branch] (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
Act passed.
  /10/1857[Morpeth Branch] (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
Opened to minerals.
01/04/1858[Morpeth Branch] (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
Opened to passengers.
  /  /1859[Warkworth Extension] ([Blyth and Tyne Railway])
Opened from Bedlington to North Seaton Colliery
  /  /1860Blyth and Tyne Railway
Line opened
  /  /1860[Rhymney Railway]
Cornelius Lundie leaves the Blyth and Tyne Railway and joins the Rhymney Railway board.
  /  /1860[Tynemouth Branch] ([Blyth and Tyne Railway])
Line opened from Dairy House Junction to Tynemouth (Original)
15/08/1867[North Blyth Branch] (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
Act for line. During the year some coals shipped from Cambois. This branch left from a south facing junction (West Sleekburn Junction) and ran east to Cambois and North Blyth.
  /  /1871Wansbeck RailwayNewcastle and Berwick Railway
Curve (authorised in original Wansbeck Railway Act) put in to allow North British Railway trains to run into the main Morpeth station in either 1871 or 1872. The two companies built the curve towards each other, meeting in the middle. On opening the Wansbeck Railway trains stopped using the Blyth and Tyne Railway's Morpeth Branch terminus.
  /  /1874Blyth and Tyne Railway North Eastern Railway
Line absorbed by the North Eastern Railway to stop the North British Railway from acquiring the line and developing an independent route into Newcastle, with its own terminus.
24/05/1880[Morpeth Branch] (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
The Blyth and Tyne Railway's terminus station at Morpeth is closed to passengers. Station becomes goods yard.
  /  /1893[North Blyth Branch] (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
Act passed allowing widening and extension of the Cambois branch. A new curve was laid in between Marchey's House Junction and Winning Junction which allowed coal from Ashington to be taken to the habrour without reversal at Bedlington.
13/07/1896[North Blyth Branch] (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
Alterations which received an Act in 1893 complete.
  /  /1903North Eastern RailwayNorth Blyth Branch (Blyth and Tyne Railway)
The North Eastern Railway introduces 40 ton wagons to run between the Ashington Colliery and North Blyth Staithes served by the North Blyth Branch (Blyth and Tyne Railway).