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Better by train

We're celebrating Better Transport Week this week and here's some great reasons on why we should be travelling by train. Did you know that only 1.4% of all transport emissions come from rail ?

For every £1 spent on the rail network, £2.50 is delivered in the wider economy. It keeps us connected, cuts congestion and transports freight across the country !

The Northumberland Line will bring some fantastic benefits when train services start in Summer 2024 and here's just a few of them:

  • 6 brand new stations at Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth Bebside, Newsham, Seaton Delaval & Northumberland Park, which all link to Newcastle.

  • 2 trains per hour on weekdays and Saturdays, with an hourly service on Sundays.

  • 35 minutes is all it will take to travel from Ashington to Newcastle.

  • 3 stations will have connections with the Tyne & Wear Metro - change at Northumberland Park, Manors (1 train per hour) or Central Station in Newcastle.

There's lots of exciting projects to deliver along the way and some great benefits for the community with education and apprenticeship opportunities being delivered by our partners. Keep checking our website for the latest news as we've got a lot going on in the next year.


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