The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, occasionally referred to as the Tyne Valley Line, is a 60-mile line built in the 1830s, and linking the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear with Carlisle.
Formal opening took place on 18 June 1838. The line follows the course of the River Tyne through Northumberland. Five stations and two viaducts on the route are listed structures.
The stations in Cumbria :
Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Corbridge, Prudhoe, Metro Centre, Newcastle.
Carlisle is a major interchange, with the West Coast Main Line Railway from London to Glasgow, calling at 3 stations in Cumbria – Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle. It is also the northern end of the famous Carlisle to Settle Railway. There is the The Cumbrian Coast Railway to Barrow-in-Furness, continuing via the Furness line to Lancaster. There is also a line to Dumfries and south eastern Scotland.
The line is close to Hadrian’s Wall along its route from Carlisle to Newcastle.
Related Links :
- Tyne Valley Train Trails
- Wikipedia – Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
- Tyne Valley Rail User Group
- Photos of the Tyne Valley Railway
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