Ponteland Branch (North Eastern Railway)

Introduction

Opened as a light railway. Most of this line is still open.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

A northbound green line train (left) and a southbound yellow line pass at South Gosforth on 26 March 2019. The lines meet just to the north of here ...
David Panton 26/03/2019
A Tyne & Wear Metro unit slows for the South Gosforth stop on its way to South Shields via the city centre in 1991. The network control centre is ...
Mark Bartlett 15/03/1991
A Tyne & Wear Metro train calls at a leafy South Gosforth station on 14 May 2010 with an afternoon service to South Hylton. ...
Bruce McCartney 14/05/2010



An Airport-bound Metro service calls at Wansbeck Road on 26 March 2019. ...
David Panton 26/03/2019

Gateless crossings and staggered platforms are a feature of the Tyne & Wear Metro. Here you see both as an Airport train pulls away from Fawdon on 26 ...
David Panton 26/03/2019
Photograph taken from the rear of a Metro service departing from Fawdon for Newcastle Airport on 10 September 2011. The train has just left from the ...
Andrew Wilson 10/09/2011
The ungated level crossing at Fawdon with a class 31 on the Rowntrees goods in 1983. In those days BR freight shared the then Bank Foot branch of the ...
Colin Alexander //1983

There's something rather Continental about some sections of the Tyne and Wear Metro. Trams for South Hylton (left) and Airport (right) are shown ...
Ken Strachan 11/07/2015
It looks from this view as though Kingston Park station only has one platform. It does have two, but like several other Metro stations the platforms ...
David Panton 26/03/2019

A Metro train for Newcastle Airport calls at Bank Foot on 26 March 2019. This was the terminus of the line before it was extended to the airport. ...
David Panton 26/03/2019
Metro 4082 leads a 4-car Airport to South Hylton service over the level crossing and into Bank Foot metro station. Bank Foot is built on the site of ...
Mark Bartlett 26/06/2017

With the last traces of morning mist hanging over the Ouseburn Valley, a city-bound Tyne and Wear Metro service leaves Callerton Parkway on 10 May ...
John Furnevel 10/05/2006
The warning klaxon and flashing lights bring road traffic to a halt at Callerton Parkway open level crossing on 10 May 2006. The approaching Tyne & ...
John Furnevel 10/05/2006
A Tyne & Wear Metro service heading for Newcastle Airport in May 2006 on the climb west from Bank Foot up to Callerton Parkway. ...
John Furnevel 10/05/2006
A southbound Tyne & Wear Metro service on the level crossing at Callerton Parkway on 10 May 2006. ...
John Furnevel 10/05/2006



The remains of the bridge which carried the Ponteland Railway, and the Darras Hall Tramway, over the river Pont just to the south of Ponteland ...
John Thorn 30/10/2018