Wear Valley Junction

Location type


Names and dates

Witton Junction
Wear Valley Junction

Opened on the Wear Valley Railway.
Opened on the Bishop Auckland and Weardale Railway.


  /  /1864Buncrana Branch (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway)
Opened from Junction to Buncrana. Farland Point was left as a short branch from the junction.
  /  /1866Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway
Junction to Farland Point closed.
  /  /1883Letterkenny Railway
Opened from Burnfoot Junction (on the site of the former Junction) (Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway) to Letterkenny [LR], the first portion reusing just over 2 miles of the former approach to Farland Point which closed in 1866.
  /  /1965Bishop Auckland and Weardale Railway
Crook [1st] to Wear Valley Junction closed. Beechburn [2nd], Etherley [2nd] closed.


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

Durham Railways (Sutton's Photographic History of Railways)

Lost Railways of County Durham

Lost Railways of Durham & Teesside

Northumberland & Durham Railway Pictorial, 1948-1967