North East

Durham County Council consults on Horden 2

Durham County Council has opened a consultation into the site for a potential railway station at Horden serving the East Durham area on the railway line between Sunderland and Hartlepool.

A site at South East View has been chosen following consideration of various sites in this area. The site has a number of benefits.

  • level ground and large open site
  • space for a large car park to be located next to the station
  • potential opportunity to extend bus service into the station
  • good road access into the station

The station is expected to have two platforms, waiting shelter and a car park with upto 100 spaces. It would be unstaffed.

The consultation closes on 20th October.

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Ashington restoration could cost £195m

The GRIP2 report produced by Network Rail into restoring passenger services on the Ashington, Blyth and Tyne railway has been costed at £195m with £70m of benefits to be gained from a service that could run between Ashington and Newcastle-upon-Tyne in just 38 minutes.

Source: Northumberland County Council

Beal and Belford proposed for North Sea Coast local service

Railway stations at Beal and Belford could be reopened as part of proposals to run an hourly rail service through Northumberland. The North Sea Coast rail service campaign is being run by SENRUG who are working closely with colleagues at RAGES who are pushing for a local railway service between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed as well as reopened railway station at Reston and East Linton.

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