Newcastle and North Shields Railway


The Newcastle and North Shields Railway opened in June 1839. The Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company built the Ouseburn Viaduct and the Willington Dene Viaduct to carry the line. It ran from a station in Carliol Square in Newcastle to North Shields, with about 20 trains a day in each direction. Later, the line was extended to Newcastle Central Station and to Tynemouth. The Newcastle and North Shields Railway Company was absorbed by the Newcastle and Berwick Railway in 1844, which itself, went on to be part of the North Eastern Railway Company.[1] Today, the Tyne & Wear Metro line between Chillingham Road and North Shields uses the route of the original railway - giving it the claim of being the oldest commuter railway in the world.[2] North Shields Metro station is on the same site of the original railway station of 1839, which at that time, was the terminus of the original Newcastle and North Shields Railway line. The Riverside branch of the line closed on in 1973 and was later converted into a footpath and cycle-path known as Hadrian's Way (part of the C2C cycle route and  National Cycle Network route 72).[3]
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Newcastle and North Shields Railway
- "The Newcastle and North Shields Railway was opened in June 1839 from a station in Carliol Square in Newcastle upon Tyne to North Shields. In 1840 there were twenty trains ...

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Oldest commuter railway in the world
- "....The Metro line between Chillingham Road and North Shields can claim to be the oldest dedicated commuter railway anywhere in the world. It was first opened to trains in June ...

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Carliol Square
- From 1839, there was a railway station at Carliol Square, which was the western terminus of the Newcastle and North Shields Railway. Later the station closed following the extension of ...
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North Shields
- Overview About North Shields Map Street View   North Shields is a town on the north bank of the River Tyne in North East England, eight miles (13 km) north-east ...
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Newcastle Central Station
- Overview History Map Street View Newcastle Central Station on Neville Street was designed by John Dobson and was opened by Queen Victoria on the 29th August 1850. Replacing three earlier stations, it ...
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North Eastern Railway
- Overview History of NER The North Eastern Railway company was incorporated in 1854. In 1923. it was absorbed into the London and North Eastern Railway, which in turn was nationalised ...
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Tyne and Wear Metro
- Overview About the Tyne & Wear Metro Stations The Metro is operated by Nexus (Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority) forming a major part of the regions integrated transport network.  ...
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Newcastle and North Shields Railway
- "The Newcastle & North Shields Railway opened in June 1839 from a temporary terminus in Carliol Square in Newcastle upon Tyne to North Shields. The railway was absorbed by the Newcastle ...

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Ouseburn Viaduct
- Overview Map Street View Ouseburn Viaduct is a railway bridge over the valley of the Ouseburn (river). It was built between 1837-1839 by John and Benjamin Green for the Newcastle ...
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Willington Dene Viaduct
- Overview Map Street View Willington Dene Viaduct is a railway bridge over the valley of Wallsend Burn near Willington and Wallsend. It was built between 1837-1839 by John and Benjamin Green ...
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Manors Railway Station
- Overview About Manors Station Map Street View   Manors railway station is on the East Coast Main Line in the United Kingdom, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. ...

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