Location type


Names and dates

Gateshead East

Station code: GHD National Rail
Opened on the Newcastle and Berwick Railway.


  /03/1837Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Blaydon to Redheugh, Gateshead opened and a ferry operates to Newcastle.
09/03/1840Durham Junction Railway
Opened for passengers. Service runs from Gateshead via the Brandling Junction Railway and Stanhope and Tyne Railway to Washington before continuing to Durham (Rainton Meadows).
05/10/1841Great North of England Railway
Powers from Darlington to Gateshead relinquished to Robert Davies, James Richardson and John Hotham of York acting on behalf of the Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway.
11/04/1843Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Darlington to Gateshead section of the Great North of England Railway formally handed over in Act of Parliament.
23/05/1844Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Act for terminus at Gateshead. Was reached via the Pontop and South Shields Railway and the Brandling Junction Railway.
18/06/1844Newcastle and Darlington Junction Railway
Train runs from London (Euston Square) to Gateshead in 9 hours and 21 minutes (with stops totalling 70 minutes).
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.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North-east v. 4 (A regional history of the railways of Great Britain)

Newcastle (Rail Centres)

Newcastle To Alnmouth.: and the Amble Branch. (Eastern Main Lines.)