The Anonymous Widower

First Planning Applications Due On Northumberland Line

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the News Post Leader.

I described the Northumberland Line projevt in Trains: £34m For Revival Of 50-Year-Old North-East Railway Line, which I wrote a fortnight ago.

This paragraph from the News Post Leader article, describes the scope of the project.

The project will upgrade 18 miles of track, open six new stations, three new footbridges and new signal locations.

And this paragraph, describes the initial work.

Planning applications are set to be submitted to the council for new stations at Ashington and Northumberland Park in North Tyneside, along with a new footbridge at Chase Meadows in Bebside.

It is aimed to open the passenger service in 2024.

Chase Meadows Footbridge, Bebside

This Google Map shows the location of the new footbridge at Chase Meadows in Bebside.


  1. The A189 dual-carriageway running North-South.
  2. The single-track Northumberland Line curving in a similar direction
  3. Blyth Academy looks to be an important school.
  4. Chase Meadows runs from the Academy to the railway.

I have no clue, as to where Bebside station is to be built, but it would seem logical for this to happen on the sizeable plot between the road and the railway. This currently appears to be a small farm, with horses in the fields.

This second Google Map shows where the railway crosses the road.

Note, the path going alongside the road to Asda.

Will the bridge be built on the North-East or South-West side of the railway?

I will assume it will be step-free with either ramps or lifts.

This picture shows Horden station.

This station is South of Newcastle and only has ramps, so will something similar be built here?





February 13, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

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