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Northumberland progresses with passenger rail re-opening

Rail

Andrew Forster
21 February 2020
Blyth line: freight-only
Blyth line: freight-only

 

Northumberland County Council has received an outline business case for reintroducing passenger services over the freight-only railway between Newcastle and Ashington. 

The council wants to introduce a half-hourly service with an end-to-end journey time of less than, or as close as possible, to 30 minutes. There will ultimately be six stations, at Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth Bebside, Newsham, Seaton Delaval and Northumberland Park. 

Phase 1 will see four new stations built, at...

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