Bardon Mill railway station

Bardon Mill railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Bardon Mill in Northumberland, England. It is located on the Tyne Valley Line 28 miles (45 km) east of Carlisle.

Bardon Mill National Rail
Bardon Mill Station.jpg
Location
PlaceBardon Mill
Local authorityNorthumberland
Coordinates54°58′26″N 2°20′46″W / 54.974°N 2.346°W / 54.974; -2.346Coordinates: 54°58′26″N 2°20′46″W / 54.974°N 2.346°W / 54.974; -2.346
Grid referenceNY778645
Operations
Station codeBLL
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 9,328
2015/16Increase 9,880
2016/17Increase 11,284
2017/18Decrease 10,482
2018/19Decrease 9,394
History
Original companyNewcastle and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
18 June 1838Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bardon Mill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Northern Trains Route 4:
Tyne Valley Line
Carlisle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Wetheral Parking
Brampton Parking
Haltwhistle Parking Bicycle facilities
Bardon Mill Parking
Haydon Bridge Parking Bicycle facilities
Hexham Parking Bicycle facilities
Corbridge Parking
Riding Mill Parking Bicycle facilities
Stocksfield Parking Bicycle facilities
Prudhoe Parking Bicycle facilities
Wylam Parking Bicycle facilities
Blaydon
MetroCentre
Dunston
Newcastle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Tyne and Wear Metro

The station is owned by Network Rail and is managed by Northern who provide all passenger train services.

HistoryEdit

 
Bardon Mill railway station in 1962

The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway was formed in 1829, and was opened in stages.[1] The section of that line between Haydon Bridge and Greenhead was opened on 18 June 1838,[2] and Bardon Mill, which opened the same day,[3] was one of the intermediate stations on that stretch.[4] It was reduced to unstaffed status in 1967, along with most of the other stations on the line that escaped the Beeching Axe, but the former station house and waiting room still stand (though now in private ownership). There is also an operational signal box here, though it is normally unmanned and 'switched out'.

FacilitiesEdit

The station has no ticket facilities (though Northern is planning to install a ticket machine and CIS displays as part of a wider programme of station improvements), so all ticket must be bought prior to travel or on the train. There are basic waiting shelters on each side, along with a public telephone on platform 2; train running information is also available via timetable posters. Step-free access is available to both platforms, though the westbound one requires the use of a barrow crossing.[5]

ServicesEdit

There is a basic two-hourly service to both Carlisle and Newcastle on weekdays (with one or two extras at peak times) and Saturdays. On Sundays, a similar service frequency operates, with many trains continuing along the Durham Coast Line.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ James, Leslie (November 1983). A Chronology of the Construction of Britain's Railways 1778-1855. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 22. ISBN 0-7110-1277-6. BE/1183.
  2. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1974) [1964]. The North Eastern Railway. Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 36. ISBN 0-7110-0495-1.
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 27. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ Conolly, W. Philip (January 1976). British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas and Gazetteer (5th ed.). Shepperton: Ian Allan. p. 27, section B2. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. EX/0176.
  5. ^ Bardon Mill station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 27 January 2017
  6. ^ GB eNRT May 2019 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Haydon Bridge   Northern
Tyne Valley Line
  Haltwhistle