You may have seen the current display in the newly refurbished platform 1 at Haltwhistle featuring  dog breeds associated with the area and images of some of the current doggy residents in the Haltwhistle area.

We are now starting to work on the next exhibition for the waiting room which will feature 1900 years of local history.  Our plan is that each poster focuses on a significant event or period in the history of one of the 11 parishes in the Haltwhistle area.  We have offers of help for some of the parishes but would love to get some ideas and help for Bardon Mill, Melkridge, Plenmeller with Whitfield, Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh.

Do you live in one of these villages? Did your family have connections with these parishes?  Do you have an interest in local history?  Can you help us to research interesting events in history which we can feature in the next exhibition?

We’re asking for your ideas. 300 to 500 words of text to help us tell the story with three to five images on the chosen subject.  It doesn’t have to be a polished piece, we can edit and check before we create the final design.  Original art work and photos are preferred; we can help with scanning if required.  Otherwise we will need to check quality and permissions for all images found online.  

If you would live to get involved, please get in touch with our colleague This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email using the link or tel 07935 259 416) to discuss an historical event you think may be suitable and how you can help.  We hope to hold a meeting with all of volunteers to share ideas, discuss progress in late Aug/early Sept, followed by time to collate information and write drafts. then time for editing and design work before the "1900 years of local history" exhibition to be unveiled in December.

Dog posters

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..  


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



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



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