Posted on 16th June 2016 / 1035

The Aln Valley Railway project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town of Northumberland.

The original Aln Valley Railway closed in October 1968 and many thought that it would never re-open – BUT NOW IT HAS!!

They have laid over 750 metres (or 37 chains) of track already, but they need to lay another 2.5 miles (or 200 chains) of track to a new terminus in Alnmouth Station. There you will be able to alight from a mainline train, walk across to the Aln Valley Railway platform and GET A STEAM TRAIN TO ALNWICK!

Although the impressive original railway station still exists in Alnwick, a road bypass and other commercial developments no longer make it viable to recreate in full the original run of around 3 miles between the stations. As a result a brand new railway station and visitor centre has been constructed on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway will follow the original trackbed, over the Cawledge Viaduct and all the way to Alnmouth Station. A cycleway / footpath will run alongside providing a safe traffic-free corridor between Alnwick and the National Cycle Network and the coast.

See how to donate and the timeline of proposed actions – HERE!

The new station is called Lionheart Station and is to the south end of Alnwick, behind the Lionheart Enterprise Park. For SatNavs, use postcode NE66 2HT.

They have a small museum which exhibits a variety of nostalgic old photographs, artefacts, posters, memorabilia and various historic documents relating to the old Alnwick Branch and the North Eastern Railway.

To go and meet the team for yourself, check out the handy map to see where to park and where to walk – HERE!

See the Aln Valley Railway website to find out more – HERE!

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And follow them on Facebook – HERE!

 

Alnwick Station, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2HT

All Aboard the Aln Valley Railway

The Aln Valley Railway project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town of Northumberland.

The original Aln Valley Railway closed in October 1968 and many thought that it would never re-open – BUT NOW IT HAS!!

They have laid over 750 metres (or 37 chains) of track already, but they need to lay another 2.5 miles (or 200 chains) of track to a new terminus in Alnmouth Station. There you will be able to alight from a mainline train, walk across to the Aln Valley Railway platform and GET A STEAM TRAIN TO ALNWICK!

Although the impressive original railway station still exists in Alnwick, a road bypass and other commercial developments no longer make it viable to recreate in full the original run of around 3 miles between the stations. As a result a brand new railway station and visitor centre has been constructed on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway will follow the original trackbed, over the Cawledge Viaduct and all the way to Alnmouth Station. A cycleway / footpath will run alongside providing a safe traffic-free corridor between Alnwick and the National Cycle Network and the coast.

See how to donate and the timeline of proposed actions – HERE!

The new station is called Lionheart Station and is to the south end of Alnwick, behind the Lionheart Enterprise Park. For SatNavs, use postcode NE66 2HT.

They have a small museum which exhibits a variety of nostalgic old photographs, artefacts, posters, memorabilia and various historic documents relating to the old Alnwick Branch and the North Eastern Railway.

To go and meet the team for yourself, check out the handy map to see where to park and where to walk – HERE!

See the Aln Valley Railway website to find out more – HERE!

Facebook

And follow them on Facebook – HERE!

 

Alnwick Station, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2HT

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