York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway






Dates

  /  /1847York and Newcastle Railway Newcastle and Berwick RailwayYork, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
The York and Newcastle Railway and the Newcastle and Berwick Railway merge to become the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway.
  /  /1848Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Extended from Tweedmouth over the Royal Border Bridge to Berwick by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway.
06/03/1848York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Ainderby opened.
30/06/1848York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Proposed Team Valley Railway receives Act for line from Gateshead to Newton Hall to Leamside. Line was to have a branch from Newton Hall to Durham, Relly Mill and Bishop Auckland.
  /07/1848Bedale Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Opened as a double track railway. This railway was built with George Hudson's encouragement.
22/07/1848Hartlepool Dock and Railway Great North of England, Clarence and Hartlepool Junction Railway
Both companies leased by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway at George Hudson's instruction.
  /  /1849York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
On George Hudson's downfall the Team Valley Railway Act is allowed to lapse.
  /  /1849Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Opened from Tweedmouth to Sprouston. Velvet Hall, Norham, Cornhill, Carham and Sprouston opened.
  /  /1850Great North of England Railway Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
The Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway buys the Great North of England Railway and becomes the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway.
05/08/1850Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Line opened to freight.
19/08/1850Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Line opened to passengers.
  /  /1851Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Extended to meet the Kelso Branch (North British Railway) at Sprouston Junction.
27/01/1851Kelso Branch (North British Railway)
Extended to Kelso from Wallace Nick station, a temporary terminus just west of Kelso, which is closed. The line extends east to Sprouston Junction where the Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway) is met.
  /  /1854York and North Midland Railway Malton and Driffield Junction Railway York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway Leeds and Thirsk Railway West Hartlepool Harbour and Railways North Eastern Railway
Companies merge to form the North Eastern Railway.
  /  /1861Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Twizell and Wark [Sunilaws] opened.
  /  /1871Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Wark [Sunilaws] renamed Sunilaws.
  /  /1873Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Cornhill renamed Coldstream.
  /  /1948Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway) Kelso Branch (North British Railway) Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Line used by expresses diverted from the East Coast Main Line due to flooding damage to the main line.
  /  /1950Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway) Kelso Branch (North British Railway) Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Line used by expresses diverted from the East Coast Main Line due to flooding damage to the main line.
  /04/1954Bedale Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway) Bedale and Leyburn Railway Hawes Branch (North Eastern Railway)
Closed to passengers.
26/04/1954York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Ainderby closed.
04/07/1955Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Local stations closed. Velvet Hall, Twizell, Sunilaws, Carham, Sprouston closed. Tweedmouth, Norham and Coldstream remain open.
  /  /1963Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Not included in Beeching Report.
15/06/1964Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Kelso to Tweedmouth closed to passengers. Coldstream, Norham and Tweedmouth closed.
29/03/1965Kelso Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Kelso to Tweedmouth closed to goods.
  /01/1968Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Closed to passengers.
  /10/1968Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Closed completely.
  /  /1992Bedale Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway) Bedale and Leyburn Railway Hawes Branch (North Eastern Railway)
Northallerton (excluded) to Redmire closed to limestone traffic from Redmire. Line mothballed.
  /  /1996Bedale Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway) Bedale and Leyburn Railway Hawes Branch (North Eastern Railway)
Line re-opened to Redmire for military traffic to Catterick Camp.
  /  /2012Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
Alnwick (Lionheart) opened as the terminus of the proposed Aln Valley Railway.
  /  /2019Alnwick Branch (York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway)
First steam engine crosses over the Cawledge Viaduct.