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+34 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.

Haydon Bridge
National Rail
Haydon Bridge Station (geograph 5706357).jpg
LocationHaydon Bridge, Northumberland
England
Coordinates54°58′31″N 2°14′50″W / 54.9752903°N 2.2472059°W / 54.9752903; -2.2472059Coordinates: 54°58′31″N 2°14′50″W / 54.9752903°N 2.2472059°W / 54.9752903; -2.2472059
Grid referenceNY842645
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeHDB
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyNewcastle and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-grouping
Key dates
28 June 1836Opened
18 June 1838Resited
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 31,976
2016/17Increase 32,802
2017/18Decrease 30,554
2018/19Increase 37,504
2019/20Increase 46,438
Location
Haydon Bridge is located in Northumberland
Haydon Bridge
Haydon Bridge
Location in Northumberland, England
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

HistoryEdit

The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was formed in 1829, and was opened in stages.[1] The station opened as a terminus in June 1836, following the opening of the line between Hexham and Haydon Bridge.[2] In June 1838, the line was extended to Greenhead.[2][3]

The nearby station at Fourstones closed in January 1967.[4][5] 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,[6] although they remain under the control of the adjacent North Eastern Railway signal box.

FacilitiesEdit

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.[7]

Haydon Bridge is part of the Northern Trains penalty fare network, meaning that a valid ticket or promise to pay notice is required prior to boarding the train.[8]

ServicesEdit

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.[9]

Rolling stock used: Class 156 Super Sprinter and Class 158 Express Sprinter

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ James, Leslie (November 1983). A Chronology of the Construction of Britain's Railways 1778-1855. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 22. ISBN 0-7110-1277-6. BE/1183.
  2. ^ a b Allen, Cecil J. (1974) [1964]. The North Eastern Railway. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 36. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 116. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 27, section B3. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176.
  5. ^ Butt 1995, p. 99
  6. ^ "Crossing changes at Haydon Bridge". Network Rail. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Haydon Bridge Station Train Tickets, Departures and Timetables". Northern Trains. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Penalty Fares Map". Northern Trains. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Train times: Sunderland and Newcastle to Hexham and Carlisle" (PDF). Northern Trains. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Hexham   Northern Trains
Tyne Valley Line
  Bardon Mill
  Historical railways  
Fourstones   North Eastern Railway
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
  Bardon Mill