Following a very successful Christmas Late Night Shopping in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, it was decided to repeat this for Easter on Maundy Thursday, when all the local shops stayed open until 8pm.

Alex Bray (Cross Country) Kul Bassin(DfT) Dr /gareth Evans (Intu & TVCRP) with Herbert the MetrognomeThe day began at the MetroCentre Station where a Wall Display to promote the line was unveiled. The Metro Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK and has its own railway station on the Tyne Valley line. The Wall Display filled a blank wall on the bridge linking the Centre with the railway station and coach park.Space on the wall at the Metro Centre was arranged by Dr. Gareth Evans, Intu'sTransport Manager, who is also a member of the Board of the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP).

The display was the work of our Marketing Director, Anne Ridley and designer Rachel Griffiths of Image Rail a company based locally on the Tyne Valley line at Naworth. The display shows the route of the line from Newcastle to Carlisle and the attractions in the various town and villages en-route.

A new train on the Tyne Valley Line at Newcastle Station, February 2019February saw the cascade of un-refurbished stock arriving in the Tyne Valley line in the form of 156's and 158's from Manchester or Scot Rail. These are very comfortable but in need of some tlc.

Tuesday 6th March was “Northern Digital Trains Stakeholder Day – North East”. In the morning Northern held a conference for key stakeholders which included business updates from Anna Weeks, Interim Regional Director North East, and Kerry Cross, Head of Trains and Stations North East, and presentations from the Digital Trains Project Team.

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We have recently taken delivery of our new "Explore the North" leaflet, promoting travel on the Tyne Valley Railway".  They are now available in display racks across the North.  Have you seen one?  If so, it would be lovely if you could take a photo and post it on our facebook page @TVCRP.

 

TWHF LogoWe are delighted to be working with Tyne and Wear Heritage Forum to offer three train and guided walks as a fringe to the main conferenence.

Taking place on Friday 22nd March, the day before TWHF's conference, these train and guided walks explore 'heritage trails' in three communities in the Tyne Valley.