Cramlington railway station

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Cramlington National Rail
Cramlington Railway Station (geograph 2977953).jpg
Location
PlaceCramlington
Local authorityCounty of Northumberland
Coordinates55°05′17″N 1°35′56″W / 55.088°N 1.599°W / 55.088; -1.599Coordinates: 55°05′17″N 1°35′56″W / 55.088°N 1.599°W / 55.088; -1.599
Grid referenceNZ257771
Operations
Station codeCRM
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 85,381
2014/15Increase 89,070
2015/16Increase 92,316
2016/17Increase 94,544
2017/18Increase 98,930
History
Key datesOpened 1847 (1847)
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 Cramlington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Cramlington railway station is on the East Coast Main Line in the United Kingdom, serving the town of Cramlington, Northumberland. It is 278 miles 50 chains (448.4 km) down the line from London King's Cross, between Manors and Morpeth. Its three-letter station code is CRM.

All services are operated by Northern, which also manages the station, it was opened (along with the line) in 1847.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed [2]. In February 2019, the local Council installed a ticket machine on the southbound platform; the machine allows contactless, and card for tickets, as well as being able to collect tickets. Travel tickets can still be purchased on board the train. There are waiting shelters on both platforms (but no other permanent buildings), along with timetable posters and next train real-time information boards to offer train running details. Step-free access is available to both platforms, though the footbridge linking them has steps.[2]

Northumberland County Council and the local rail users group SENRUG is campaigning to relocate the station to a new site 200 metres south of its present position, in order to better serve the town's Manor Walks shopping centre, Westmorland Retail Park and main employment areas;[3][4] the proposed site would also allow for the construction of a dedicated bus-rail interchange, a larger car park and serve several residential estates to the west built in the 1960s and 1970s.

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 26 May 1926, during the General Strike, an express passenger train was deliberately derailed south of the station.[5][6]

Services[edit]

There are hourly local services to Morpeth and also to Carlisle via Newcastle Central. At peak times a few services continue to Chathill. There is an irregular but roughly two-hourly Sunday service, introduced in December 2017 as part of a new franchise agreement. Further service enhancements were implemented in May 2018.[7][8][9] Regular weekday through services to Hexham and Carlisle will also form part of the upgrade - these were introduced at the May 2019 timetable change.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cramlington railway station Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org.uk; Retrieved 6 February 2017
  2. ^ a b Cramlington station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 6 February 2017
  3. ^ "New Cramlington railway station could boost local economy" Northumberland County Council press release 27 September 2016; Retrieved 6 February 2017
  4. ^ "Move Cramlington Station" South East Northumberland Rail Users Group; Retrieved 6 February 2017
  5. ^ Hoole, Ken (1983). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 4. Redruth: Atlantic Books. p. 44. ISBN 0 906899 07 9.
  6. ^ Earnshaw, Alan (1990). Trains in Trouble: Vol. 6. Penryn: Atlantic Books. p. 15. ISBN 0-906899-37-0.
  7. ^ http://www.eavb.co.uk/ARN1217.pdf
  8. ^ GB eNRT May 207 Edition, Table 48 (Network Rail)
  9. ^ SENRUG reposnse to Draft May 2018 Northern timetable

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Manors   Northern
East Coast Main Line
  Morpeth
  Historical railways  
Annitsford
Line open, station closed
  North Eastern Railway
York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
  Plessey
Line open, station closed