Haydon Bridge railway station
Haydon Bridge is a railway station on the Tyne Valley Line, which runs between Newcastle and Carlisle via Hexham. The station, situated 29+3⁄4 miles (48 km) west of Newcastle, serves the village of Haydon Bridge in Northumberland, England. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.
|Location||Haydon Bridge, Northumberland|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Original company||Newcastle and Carlisle Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|28 June 1836||Opened|
|18 June 1838||Resited|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was formed in 1829, and was opened in stages. The station opened as a terminus in June 1836, following the opening of the line between Hexham and Haydon Bridge. In June 1838, the line was extended to Greenhead.
The nearby station at Fourstones closed in January 1967. In the same year, the station became an unstaffed halt, along with most of the other stations on the line that escaped the Beeching Axe. The original station building remains as a private residence.
The station's distinctive manually operated wooden level crossing gates were replaced by automated lifting barriers in January 2009, although they remain under the control of the adjacent North Eastern Railway signal box.
The station has two platforms, both of which have a ticket machine (which accepts card or contactless payment only), seating, waiting shelter, next train audio and visual displays and an emergency help point. There is step-free access to both platforms by level crossing. There is a small car park at the station.
Tyne Valley Line
Following the December 2020 timetable change, there are 15 trains per day (11 on Sunday) towards Carlisle. Towards Hexham and Newcastle, there are 17 trains per day (14 on Saturday and 10 on Sunday). All services are operated by Northern Trains.
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- Butt 1995, p. 99
- "Crossing changes at Haydon Bridge". Network Rail. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
- "Haydon Bridge Station Train Tickets, Departures and Timetables". Northern Trains. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
- "Penalty Fares Map". Northern Trains. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
- "Train times: Sunderland and Newcastle to Hexham and Carlisle" (PDF). Northern Trains. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
- Media related to Haydon Bridge railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Haydon Bridge railway station from National Rail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tyne Valley Line
|Fourstones||North Eastern Railway
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway