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Business support

In advance of the Northumberland Line reopening, we want to support local businesses within the vicinity of the railway to embrace the opportunities increased passenger travel will bring. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to position your business to be best placed and in the best shape possible in readiness for passengers travelling by train in South East Northumberland. 

Advance Northumberland 

Our Inward Investment Team can provide practical help and guidance to make your company successful here in the North East of England ​- visit Advance Northumberland here.

Northumberland Employment Partnership

The Northumberland Employment Partnership (NEP) is funded by the North East Combined Authority (North East CA) as part of their Employment Partnerships programme.

Operating alongside partnerships in Newcastle and North Tyneside, the NEP provides a coordinated approach to bring together employment support and training providers and engaging with employers of all sizes to provide the best possible opportunity to move people towards and into good jobs across Northumberland.

Delivered by Northumberland County Council and Advance Northumberland and overseen by the local Employment and Skills Partnership, the NEP supports delivery of the Northumberland Employment and Skills strategic priorities within the wider Northumberland Economic Strategy.

Coordinators specialising in working with both the employment/skills support and business sectors can help businesses identify vacancies and needs, retain and train their staff, influence the provision of training and support, and give Northumberland residents practical help to take advantage of the jobs available with local employers.

Find out more here

School support


We want to support local schools within the vicinity of the railway to embrace the opportunities increased passenger travel will bring.














Network Rail


Switched On

  • Switched On is a suite of curriculum linked, age targeted resources covering three key age groups: 3-6, 7-11 and 12-16. With more than 13,000 trespass incidents a year, the programme explores the entire rail environment – from level crossings to tracks – and teaches students how to be switched on to the risks it can pose.  

​Safety videos 

Safety posters
Click on the image to see the link to the full-size version of each poster.

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