Tarset

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Tarset (1861-1956)

Opened on the Border Counties Railway.


Description

This was a single platform station with a stone built building combined with a railway cottage. At the east end was a siding on the south side of the line, approached from the west, which reached a loading bank by reversal. The station was signalled.

To the west the line crossed Tarset Viaduct over the Tarset Burn. This skewed viaduct was built to carry two lines although only the westbound was ever laid.

Tarset Hall is to the west of the former station. The earthworks of the remains of Tarset Castle are to the west on the north side of the line. The nearby road bridges over the River North Tyne and Tarsett Burn are newer than the railway, demonstrating the great advantage the railway held over the road when opened.

The line closed to passengers in 1956 and completely in 1958.

The station building is now a house.

Local

Historic England - Tarset Castle

12/11/2018

Tags

Station

External links

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