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In commemoration of the 50th Anniversay of the closure of the Ashington Blyth & Tyne railway line to passengers we're inviting middle & high schools to produce a short film with a chance to win £250.

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Local Services North of Morpeth

Berwick Service throughout the day

The current single am and a single pm local service to Chathill should be extended to Berwick with additional trains throughout the day.

This would open up the north of the county for tourist and leisure travellers (the line hugs the coast and has been voted one of the most scenic in the country), as well as providing access to Newcastle for residents in the north.

Belford Station to be re-opened

Currently, the morning and evening Chathill trains actually proceed on to the former Belford Station to turn round, but passengers may not disembark or alight at Belford.

This would allow business commuting from the Belford area. Subsequently, if objective 2.1 is delivered, it would open up the Belford area for tourism and leisure and provide daytime access to Newcastle for Belford area residents.

Being progressed by Northumberland County Council (though the new platform would not serve through trains from Berwick)

Beal station to be re-opened

This would open up the Beal area (including Holy Island) for tourism and leisure and provide daytime access to Newcastle for Beal area residents.