Reopening of Newcastle to Ashington rail link moves one step closer
Multimillion pound plans to reopen rail links between Newcastle and Northumberland towns is a step closer.
Passenger trains could be transporting thousands of residents a day in just over four years along the 20-mile route between Ashington and Newcastle city centre.
Northumberland County Council’s Cabinet welcomed Network Rail’s latest study which confirmed that restarting frequent, seven-day services to Newcastle on the Ashington, Blyth and Tyne (ABT) Line is feasible.
Reintroducing passenger services to the current freight line could boost the economy by up to £70m with more than 380,000... read more