Exterior of the former Alnwick station, opened in 1848 and closed in 1968 and now the well-stocked Barter's Bookshop, on 16th June 2018, 170 years after opening and 50 years after closure. The historic Northumberland market town of Alnwick was bypassed by what is now the ECML and quite why this branch was closed is anyone's guess as it provided a convenient link off the main line. On this visit to Alnwick, by train from our base in Newcastle to Alnmouth, the replacement bus journey from Alnmouth station involved a walk up a steep ramp to the bus stop and the bus itself went on a roundabout route that took a lot longer than the train would have done. Part of the line is now the heritage Aln Valley Railway but unlikely ever to serve this former terminus, having set itself up at new premises at Alnwick (Lionheart).
Photographer: David Bosher
Contact photographer: David Bosher
Image number: 72334