Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Location type

Station


Names and dates

Berwick (1846-1955)
Berwick-upon-Tweed (1955-)

Opened on the North British Railway.

Opened on the Newcastle and Berwick Railway.

Open on the Edinburgh to Berwick.


Description

This is an island platform station. It is located at the north end of the Royal Border Bridge on the north bank of the Tweed.

The station was built on the site of Berwick Castle.

The original station was built slightly offset from the viaduct with a bypass line running down its west side, the station on a double track loop to the east. This had a trainshed and was partly built with stone from the demolished part of the castle.

The station was briefly the terminus of the line from North Bridge (now Edinburgh Waverley) until construction of the Royal Border Bridge by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway in 1850.

The station was rebuilt to its present form by the London and North Eastern Railway between 1924 and 27, to a design planned by the North British Railway but delayed by the Great War and uncertainty over The Grouping in 1923. The main building is on the east side with a footbridge over to island platform.

The overall layout of the station has been, sidings to the west, station, and goods yard to the east, approached from the north. The goods yard site is now a car park.

Local

English Heritage - Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle and Ramparts


Tags

Terminus station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map