Railway suggestions
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Railway suggestions
Similar to the Metro and bus threads and inspired by talk of the old lines at South Pelaw and Washington - a rail suggestions thread.
 
Paths and infrastructure may mean these can't be delivered. Then there is cost - but on a boring afternoon of office based admin, I have identified the following suggestions.
 
Lines to be re-opened or converted to passenger use:
* Barley Mow to Leamside Line at Washington
* Leamside Line between Ferryhill/Hart and Pelaw
* B&T Line upto Ashington
* Stillington line between Ferryhill and Norton
 
New stations located at:
* Barley Mow. Ideal location on the county border, located near housing and key employment locations. Mainline and local services can call here on split level platforms. Slow lines to be reinstated on ECML.
* Fencehouses. On site of old station
* Penshaw. On site of old pop factory
* Washington South. Old station site
* Washington North. New P&R site close to Nissan/A1231
* Durham P&R.
* Stockton Parkway. Located on the 'triangle' south of Stockton. Platforms on each side, similar to Shipley. One side of the station would need to be a walk away from the other two – or, the track line is adapted
* Norton Parkway. Located on the 'triangle' north of Stockton. Platforms on each side, similar to Shipley. (This would mean that a whole estate of new houses would need to be demolished).
* Stillington
* Ferryhill. Slow lines reinstated with access to both Stillington and Leamside Lines.
* Peterlee
* All B&T stations as per proposals.
 
Routes:
·        Barley Mow – Leamside Line – Pelaw – Heworth – Newcastle – Metrocentre (1tp2h)
·        Darlington – all stations to Stockton Parkway – Stockton – Norton Parkway – Stillington – Ferryhill – Leamside Line - Pelaw – Heworth – Newcastle (1tp2h)
·        Ferryhill – Leamside Line - Pelaw – Heworth – Newcastle - Metrocentre (1tph)
·        Ferryhill – Stillington – Norton Parkway – Billingham – Seaton – Hartlepool (1tph)
·        Barley Mow – Newcastle – Manors and B&T to Ashington (1tp2h)
·        Metrocentre – Newcastle – Manors and B&T to Ashington (1tp2h)
·        All other routes/combinations to stay as they are, calling at new stations if required.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'



Messages In This Thread
Railway suggestions - by Andreos1 - 20 Aug 2015, 1:57 pm
RE: Railway suggestions - by MurdnunoC - 20 Aug 2015, 2:58 pm
RE: Railway suggestions - by Andreos1 - 23 Aug 2015, 10:55 pm
RE: Railway suggestions - by MrFozz - 17 Sep 2015, 10:53 pm
RE: Railway suggestions - by Andreos1 - 09 Dec 2019, 10:51 pm
RE: Railway suggestions - by S830OFT - 12 Dec 2019, 3:29 pm
RE: Railway suggestions - by Andreos1 - 28 Feb 2020, 6:33 pm