Arrival and Departure Boards
Station Information (Plans and Facilities)
Trains travel only infrequently from Blaydon to stations on the route to Newcastle and Carlisle. For up to date information also see:
The song 'Blaydon Races' was written by George (Geordie) Ridley of Gateshead. It is known worldwide and is sung whenever Geordies get together
The song describes the journey from Newcastle to Blaydon to enjoy the races held on Blaydon Hill. The places and people detailed in the verses were real at the time (1862). George is also remembered for his other great Tyneside song “Cushy Butterfield”.
There is now an annual road race following the route and this is held in association with a Blaydon Races Folk Festival.