Wark

Location type

Station


Name and dates

Wark (1860-1956)

Opened on the Border Counties Railway.


Description

This was a two platform station with a long passing loop. The line opened in 1859 and the station opened to passengers in 1860. The station building, stone built and of two storeys, was on the northbound platform and there was a goods siding on the west side, approached from the north, serving a loading bank. This was equipped with a non rail served goods shed. The stone signal box was at the north end of the loop. Wark itself was 2/3 of a mile away to the west, over the River North Tyne. The northbound platform was generally used for both directions and the southbound platform saw less use and was grassed over by closure.

The station building, signal box and goods shed all still stand. The main building is now a house. The platforms also remain intact. Houses have been built on the trackbed to the immediate west between the passenger station and the signal box.


Tags

Station

External links

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




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Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.