Location type


Names and dates

Wetheral (1836-1967)
Wetheral (1981-)

Station code: WRL National Rail
Where: North West England, England
Opened on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.


This is a two platform station with a fine footbridge and timber waiting shelter on the eastbound platform. It is immediately west of Wetheral Viaduct which crosses the River Eden. A modern, but traditionally styled, brick and timber shelter is on the westbound platform. A stone built railway building, now a house, with a glazed canopy is at the east end of the eastbound platform. Platforms are staggered.

A third platform face was added at the west end of the westbound platform, reached by reversal. This no longer exists.

The signal box was located at the top of the bank on the south side of the station, this viewpoint gave it a view over the tightly curved station.

Over the Wetheral Viaduct was a goods yard at Corby Gates Signal Box.


Visit Cumbria - Wetheral station



External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /01/1967Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Wetheral and Heads Nook closed.
05/10/1981Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Wetheral re-opened.

News items

24/03/2023Memories of the re-opening of the Wetheral station [News and Star]
07/10/2021Wetheral Station re-opening after community fought for 12 years [News and Star]


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Newcastle (Rail Centres)

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