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This information was last updated on 1st August 2017.

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The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", “Ourselves”, “We” and "Us", refers to the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing English Law. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

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Our email addresses and other contact information can be found on our Contacting Us link on our website or via Company literature or via the Company’s stated telephone or mobile telephone numbers.

This company's address is:

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership, Hexham Railway Station, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 1EU

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party (including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man made eventuality outside of our control)not , which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.


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These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.

Copyright - TVCRP 2017

Thanks go to Fiona Forsythe and Gareth Evans, for their help in starting this site, for content and for supporting its ongoing development with their critique and input. I am also grateful to Colin Moore for some initial ideas on content, and to Julie Gibbon for critical review.

Thanks to Northern for use of their logo, use of their station information and departure boards plus the ticket booking widget. This website design is based on the © Navigator 2015 Template. Designed by Themefisher

The template has been adapted and extended by Steve Gibbon Web Designs to utilise the Joomla! CMS and suit the needs of the TVCRP.

My many thanks
Steve Gibbon


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Our full Data Protection Policy (in line with the GDPR) can be found here.

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Founded in 2004, our core aim is to promote, strengthen and protect the role of the Tyne Valley railway line between Newcastle-Hexham-Carlisle for residents, tourists, employees and service providers. Working closely in partnership with the train operating company, currently Northern, we provide the local ‘eyes and ears on the ground’.

CRP Accreditation Logo 2019 20 cmykIn June 2019, we were the first community rail partnership in the North of England (and Northern franchise area) to be awarded accreditation by the Department for Transport, under their new scheme of accreditation, which replaces the former designation status.

The accreditation process undertaken by representatives of the DfT and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) reviewed the work undertaken by us and policies and procedures adopted within the organisation. More information is available on ACoRP's (now Community Rail Network) website 


Our Objectives

  • Increase public awareness of existing rail services and products;
  • Promote existing rail travel opportunities;
  • Raise awareness of rail / bus / bike / pedestrian / car interchange opportunities;
  • Assess and record existing public perception of the rail line and knowledge of rail products;
  • Improve information provision at stations and in local communities;
  • Help identify and target new markets for rail travel and develop products to suit;
  • Increase local community involvement in the rail line by building on the existing Station Adoption scheme;
  • Strengthen links between the train operating company and the local communities and businesses it serves.

The Partnership Board and advisory group consists of representatives of local stakeholders including:

  • Cumbria County Council
  • Intu Metrocentre
  • Nexus
  • Northern (Arriva Rail North)
  • CrossCountry
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Tyne Valley Rail Users Group (TVRUG)

We also have regular contact with local Parish Councils and Councillors along the length of the line, established links with local businesses, tourism organisations (including Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall Partnership and English Heritage) and other public transport providers.

The Partnership Board are always keen to hear from anyone interested in supporting the railway, in particular, those who could volunteering some time to help with our activities. Please contact The Company Secretary to find out more.