The new timetable starts on Sunday 15 May 2022 so please check to see if there any changes to your journey times.

A printable timetable can also be downloaded here.

We recommend that you check for any changes to the timetable, disruption or engineering work before you start any journey.  The National Rail journey planner provides information about services throughout the country..  


Community Rail Partnerships, train companies and industry partners are again highlighting the dangers of trespass on the railway using the annual Backtrack competition.  

The competition was launched on 5 May with the support of ScotRail at Glasgow's Queen Street Station. 

 Fiona at launch Glasgow



Northern are introducing a reduced timetable from 4 January in response to staffing issues.  It is understood that eight Monday to Saturday services will not operate and the following services are being withdrawn:

Newcastle to Carlisle   0702, 1046, 1523 and 1923

Carlisle to Newcastle:  0850, 1225, 1654 and 2107

We hope this action will reduce the need for short-notice cancellations.

It is essential that you check the up-to-date train times on Northern's website



Our pop-up 'shop' at Hexham Railway Station is now available for businesses and organisations.  It's a great space to showcase your attraction, business or charity.  

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more informationPop Up at Hexham Station



Ranger and Rover tickets give you so much flexibility for travel by train.  You can hop on and off trains within the permitted area of travel and give you freedom to roam.  Unfortunately, these tickets cannot be bought online.  They can be purchased at a staffed booking office or from the conductor on the train.

Other tickets including a variety of single and return tickets are available depending upon the journey you wish to make

More information about the numerous ranger and rover tickets available at here

Prices correct at December 2021

The Hadrian's Wall Country Day Rover

Explore Hadrian's Wall Country and more with this day ticket allowing you to hop on and off trains between Sunderland and Whitehaven. Discover everything between the Irish Sea at Whitehaven and the North Sea at Sunderland, the two great cities of Carlisle and Newcastle and years of bloody history. There are many walks near this historic wall or, if you want some retail therapy, stop off at the MetroCentre.

You will be able to enjoy the varied coastal views of the Cumbrian Coast Line and the rolling countryside of the Tyne Valley Railway during the journey.

Adult fare: £23.60   Child fare: £11.80  (railcard discounts apply)

Other Rangers and Rovers include travel along the Tyne Valley Railway are:

North East Round Robin

Valid for one day on LNER, CrossCountry, TransPennineExpress and Northern services

Adult Fare £54.10 Child fare £27.05 (railcard discounts apply)

Enjoy the delights of the Tyne Valley and Settle Carlisle Railways with a circular tripNE round robin

North Country Rover – 4 in 8 day rover

Valid on LNER, CrossCountry, TransPennineExpress, Avanti West Coast and Northern services

Adult fare £104.50) Child fare £52.50 (railcard discounts apply)

Explore the North from east coast to west coast, Tyne Valley, Cumbrian Coast, Furness, Lakes, Furness, Settle-Carlisle, Esk Valley and Bishop Lines and many more great journeys

norrth country rover

Freedom of the North East Rover

Valid on LNER, CrossCountry, TransPennineExpress, Lumo and Northern services

Option 1: 4 in 8 day rover - Adult fare £110.00 Child fare £55.00 (railcard discounts apply) 

Option 2: 7 day rover – Adult fare £126.30 Child fare £63.15(railcard discounts apply)

Explore the Tyne Valley, Settle-Carlisle, Esk Valley, Bishop Line routes as well as the journey north to Berwick-upon-Tweed or to Scarborough

NE Rover