Christon Bank

Location type


Name and dates

Christon Bank (1847-1958)

Opened on the Newcastle and Berwick Railway.


This was a two platform station to the north of a level crossing. The main station building, stone built and of two storeys, was on the southbound platform.

At the south end of the southbound was the goods shed (in gothic style and Grade II listed). This was served from the south, over the level crossing. The majority of the goods yard was to the south of the level crossing on the east side of the line. There were coal drops on the west side of the station, served from the north. A narrow gauge line ran east from the goods yard to Embleton Quarry.

A signal box was on the west side of the line, south of the level crossing.

The station closed in 1958. Station building, goods shed (converted) and the base of the signal box remain standing.


Christon Bank village is just to the west. Embleton is to the east.

To the north is Fallodon Hall which was served by its own private station Fallodon (Private).



External links

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


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North-east v. 4 (A regional history of the railways of Great Britain)

Newcastle (Rail Centres)

Newcastle To Alnmouth.: and the Amble Branch. (Eastern Main Lines.)