Slaggyford

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Slaggyford
Slaggyford is located in Northumberland
Slaggyford
Slaggyford
Slaggyford shown within Northumberland
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Postcode district CA8
Dialling code 01434
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54°51′58″N 2°30′29″W / 54.866°N 2.508°W / 54.866; -2.508Coordinates: 54°51′58″N 2°30′29″W / 54.866°N 2.508°W / 54.866; -2.508

Slaggyford is a village in Northumberland, England on the A689 road about 5 miles (8 km) north of Alston, Cumbria.

The Maiden Way Roman road passes through Slaggyford, the A689 road follows the line of the Roman road for a few hundred yards on the way south out of the village.[1]

Governance[edit]

Slaggyford is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.

Transport[edit]

Slaggyford was served by a railway station on the Alston Line from Haltwhistle to Alston. The line opened in 1852 and closed in 1976.

Since 1983, a 2-foot (0.61 m) narrow gauge railway has been opened on part of the original track bed. It is called the South Tynedale Railway, and currently runs for 5 miles (5.0 km) from Alston to the old station at Slaggyford, and includes crossing three viaducts up the South Tyne Valley and over the River South Tyne.

Efforts were made to extend the line to Slaggyford. A decision regarding funding for this project was received in early 2014 and work has finally been completed ready to run the first train back to Slaggyford in Summer 2017.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Explorer OL43 Map, Hadrian's Wall

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