The Old Waiting Room 

Our Lyric and Line project commenced in 2019 when singer songwriter, Gareth Davies Jones, worked with three local groups, Haltwhistle's Zig Zag, Gibside School and Hexham's Journey to explore some of the barriers to travel by people who did not usually travel by train.

You can listen to one of the songs created, The Old Waiting Room, by clicking on the link above. 

CRA award summaryWe we fortunate to be awarded 1st prize at the Community Rail Awards in December 2020 for this project. 


Part 2 of the project resulted from the Covid pandemic as in 2020 we researched people's thoughts about returning to rail travel after the first lockdown.  

Our latest Lyric and Line project is helping groups who are unfamiliar with rail travel to explore the experience of travelling on the train and on local buses to some of the Hadrian's Wall attractions including Corbridge and Chesters.