We have extended a warm welcome to Anne Ridley, our new Marketing Director, who joined us in January 2019.

Anne comes to TVCRP with extensive experience from the Settle Carlisle Railway, where she worked in various roles, most recently as Operations Manager, over a period of nearly 19 years. This after long service working with Cumbria Constabulary.

Very positive news being received by users of the re-opened Hexham kiosk this morning by Journey Enterprises. The kiosk will be termed the 'Whistle Stop' and will be open Monday to Friday 7am-2pm.

A big day for the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership. It has been the launch with the guests including two MPs of a tri-partite partnership: Ourselves, Newcastle College Rail Academy and Cross Country. The months ahead will see Rail Academy students undertaking practical tasks along the line. Cross Country has funded a classroom and this superb photo montage. In shot is Haltwhistle and the three people (L to R) are TVCRP officer Fiona Forsythe, Chris Leech Cross Country's Business Community Manager and Anna Weeks Northern's North East Region. Commercial Manager.

Newcastle College Rail Academy launch

Haltwhistle Booking Hall InteriorFor the first time ever, the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership will be participating in Heritage Open Days, over two days Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September 2017.

This will be at Haltwhistle station on the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line, Britain’s first cross country railway, which runs parallel to Hadrian’s Wall. Not only is this a first for us, but we shall be opening the 1901 Haltwhistle Grade ll listed signal box. This is one of the BBC’s top ten signal boxes. Access is being granted courtesy of Network Rail and Northern.

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Hadrian's Wall Line GuideThe sixty miles of railway line between Newcastle and Carlisle  passes through a  UNESCO World Heritage site,  the homes of some of this country's  industrial  giants featuring the birthplace of steam railways, and  borders both the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland National Park. Additionally several national long distance trails meet the railway including the pioneering Pennine Way.

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You can see a low resolution pdf version of the line guide here.