Plashetts Station (1861 - 1958)


 

Plashetts railway station is a closed stone built railway station that served the mining hamlet of Plashetts, in Northumberland, England, which is now beneath the surface of Kielder Water.

History

Plashetts railway station was on the Border Counties Railway which linked the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, near Hexham, with the Border Union Railway at . The first section of the route was opened between Hexham and Chollerford in 1858, the remainder opening in stages until completion 1862. The line was closed to passengers by British Railways in 1956.

The station had a single platform and a tall signal box. This was a fairly substantial station having a waggonway branch, which ran from here up Slater's incline, to the Plashetts and Far Colliery. To the north of the station were one or two houses and at the end of the waggonway a miners' village.

The station is now submerged beneath Kielder Water.

Former services

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Lewiefield Halt   LNER
Border Counties Railway
  Falstone
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