Guidance

Tyne Valley community rail line

Community rail line service between Newcastle and Carlisle.

Documents

Tyne Valley Line: prospectus

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Tyne Valley Line: map

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Details

The Tyne Valley Line runs between 2 regional centres — Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle. It passes through inner city areas, a major out of town shopping centre, suburbia, semi-rural commuter belt, market towns and rural villages. The line serves a diverse variety of markets and communities.

Route data

Region North east
Locale Northumberland, Cumbria, Tyne and Wear
Stations 16
Length 62 miles
Journey time About 1 hour and 35 minutes — one way
Route type Secondary branch line
Designation Service
Pilot project No
Designation date 2 October 2014
Partnership Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership
Operator(s) Northern

The Tyne Valley Line serves the following 16 stations:

  • Carlisle
  • Wetheral
  • Brampton
  • Haltwhistle
  • Bardon Mill
  • Haydon Bridge
  • Hexham
  • Corbridge
  • Riding Mill
  • Stocksfield
  • Prudhoe
  • Wylam
  • Blaydon
  • MetroCentre
  • Dunston
  • Newcastle.

Community rail designation

The Tyne Valley Line was designated as a community rail service by the Department for Transport in October 2014. The designation covers the passenger service between Newcastle and Carlisle. Apart from Newcastle and Carlisle, all stations listed form part of the designation.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The Tyne Valley Line has been identified as a secondary branch line within Network Rail’s east coast and north east (route G) strategic route plan.

The Tyne Valley Line Community Rail Partnership

The Tyne Valley Line Community Rail Partnership was established in 2004 to promote the line and improve the services and stations. The Tyne Valley Rail Users Group was formed in 2000 to improve the service and encourage rail travel.

Published 1 October 2014