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Morpeth Railway Station

Morpeth Railway Station

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The car park and the now-disused bus stop at Morpeth station were constructed c1978 as part of an agreement between British Rail and Northumberland County Council to increase the frequency of the occasional services calling at Morpeth to become hourly, at the expense of the local services north of Morpeth, which were reduced to just the one commuter service morning and evening, which still runs, calling at all stations to Chathill.

Part of this agreement was that the county council would ‘persuade’ the bus operator (United) to run services linking residential areas around the town to the railway station, hence the bus stop.

However, United had a vested interest in carrying people all the way to Newcastle, so they made sure that the bus connections to the station just did not work, and they were soon withdrawn.

 

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