Thorneyburn railway station

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The station building in 2005
Place Thorneyburn
Area Northumberland
Coordinates 55°10′15″N2°21′23″W / 55.1709°N 2.3563°W / 55.1709; -2.3563 Coordinates: 55°10′15″N2°21′23″W / 55.1709°N 2.3563°W / 55.1709; -2.3563
Grid reference NY774863
Original company North British Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping British Railways (North Eastern)
Platforms 1
1 February 1861 (1861-02-01) Station opened
15 October 1956 (1956-10-15) Station closed completely
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Thorneyburn railway station served the village of Thorneyburn, Northumberland, England from 1861 to 1956 on the Border Counties Railway.

Thorneyburn village in United Kingdom

Thorneyburn is a village in Northumberland, England, to the northwest of Bellingham.

Northumberland County of England

Northumberland is a county in North East England. The northernmost county of England, it borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north. To the east is the North Sea coastline with a 64 miles (103 km) path. The county town is Alnwick, although the County council is based in Morpeth.

The Border Counties Railway was a railway line connecting Hexham in Northumberland, with Riccarton Junction on the Waverley Route in Roxburghshire.



The station opened on 1 February 1861 by the North British Railway. The station was situated on a gated lane, at a former level crossing and west of Lanehead. The station was omitted from the timetable of 1 September 1864 but reappeared in the timetable of 1 October 1864 but with trains on Tuesdays only. A map from 1866 shows that the station had a siding and a goods dock but in the 1898 edition of the map, the siding was gone and the 1904 Railway Clearing House Handbook showed that the station never handled goods traffic. A full weekday service commenced from 27 September 1937. The station closed completely on 15 October 1956. By 1974 the platform had gone and the level crossing gates were replaced shortly after. [1]

North British Railway British pre-grouping railway company (1844–1922)

The North British Railway was a British railway company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1844, with the intention of linking with English railways at Berwick. The line opened in 1846, and from the outset the Company followed a policy of expanding its geographical area, and competing with the Caledonian Railway in particular. In doing so it committed huge sums of money, and in doing so incurred shareholder disapproval that resulted in two chairmen leaving the company.

Lanehead village in United Kingdom

Lanehead is a hamlet in County Durham, England. It lies at the head of Weardale, approximately 2 km west of Cowshill. It is also located near to Killhope, and the border of the county Cumbria. In the 2001 census Lanehead had a population of 40.

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  1. "Disused Stations: Thorneyburn". Disused Stations. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
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