Norham railway station

Norham railway station served the village of Norham, Northumberland, England, from 1849 to 1965 on the Kelso Branch.

Norham
LocationNorham, Northumberland
England
Coordinates55°42′51″N 2°08′58″W / 55.7141°N 2.1495°W / 55.7141; -2.1495Coordinates: 55°42′51″N 2°08′58″W / 55.7141°N 2.1495°W / 55.7141; -2.1495
Grid referenceNT907467
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyYork, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLNER
Key dates
27 July 1849 (1849-07-27)Opened
15 June 1964Closed to passengers
29 March 1965 (1965-03-29)Closed to goods

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 27 July 1849 by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway.It was situated on Norham Road Station off the B6470. It didn't attract many passengers but the goods yard was busy throughout its life. A signal box was built on the down platform in 1880 but it closed in January 1902, being replaced by another near the ramp of the up platform. On the down side were five sidings; one served a coal depot and two served a lime depot. Another siding to the south served a goods warehouse and another served a dock. The station was later downgraded to an unstaffed halt and the down platform was shortened to provide easier access for the signal box. Only 701 passengers were recorded in 1951 but this figure was still higher than Twizell and Velvet Hall. The station closed to passengers on 15 June 1964[1] and closed to goods traffic on 29 March 1965.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 318. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Disused Stations: Norham Station". Disused Stations. Retrieved 31 December 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Twizell
Line and station closed
  North Eastern Railway
Kelso Branch
  Velvet Hall
Line and station closed