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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has officially re-opened its refurbished first class lounge at Berwick railway station.
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LNER will add an extra 1,600 seats a week to its trains from next week. The increase, which comes into effect on Monday September 7, will see 10 trains added to the timetable between Scotland and England, connecting Newcastle, Durham, Berwick, Alnmouth and Darlington to York, London, Edinburgh and northern Scotland.
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A rail interest group has made fresh calls for the reopening of small stations such as Beal and Belford as a means of increasing tourism and inward investment.

The South East Northumberland Rail User Group (SENRUG) has long campaigned for improved local services along the east coast main line.

Dennis Fancett, SENRUG chairman, writing in the organisation's latest newsletter, said: 'Unfortunately, the local service run by Northern Rail offers just one train in the morning and evening peaks.

'Not only is this too early for tourists and holidaymakers (the train leaves Morpeth at 6.15am), but the service terminates at Chathill, thereby excluding beautiful stretches of the coast between that station and Berwick.

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Beal: A CrossCountry Voyager heading North at Beal on 7th July 2010
Graham Morgan 07/07/2010

Alnmouth: The afternoon Chathill stopping service calls at Alnmouth on 28 May 2004.
John Furnevel 28/05/2004

Belford: A K3 about to take a train under the signalbox and over the level crossing at the south end of Belford station, Northumberland, around 1959. See image [[16267]]
John Alexander //1959

A local councillor has expressed disappointment that funding recently secured by Northumberland County Council was not put towards finding a parking solution for Berwick railway station.
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Berwick-upon-Tweed: Car park and approach to Berwick station one year on, with new road and pedestrian access completed, bus turning circle installed, taxi ranks and reorganised car parking in place. Scene outside the station in October 2006. See image [[4771]]
John Furnevel 24/10/2006

Berwick-upon-Tweed: Civil engineering work in progress at Berwick in July 2005 in connection with the provision of extended car parking facilities to resolve the current shortages. In addition a new turning circle is being constructed in front of the station. See image [[41156]]
John Furnevel 05/07/2005

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