Cramlington railway station

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55°05'16"N
001°35'56"W
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 United Kingdom
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Cramlington is a railway station on the East Coast Main Line, which runs between London King's Cross and Edinburgh Waverley. The station, situated 9 miles 74 chains (16 km) north of Newcastle, serves the town of Cramlington in Northumberland, England. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.

History

The station was opened by the Newcastle and Berwick Railway on 1 March 1847.

Facilities

The station is unstaffed. 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.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. 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.

Services

As of the June 2021 timetable change, there is an hourly service between Newcastle and Morpeth. Two trains per day (Monday to Saturday) extend to Chathill. Most trains continue to Carlisle via Hexham. All services are operated by Northern Trains.Rolling stock used: Class 156 Super Sprinter and Class 158 Express Sprinter

Accidents and incidents

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