trainspots logo

Written by Paul Hay - 15 Feb 2004
New Mobile Site
We have just launched a new mobile version of this site - m.trainspots. This page will use your smart device's GPS to loctate you and guide you to locations that are close to your present location.
Location notes
17 miles north of Newcastle on the ECML.
Railway type and traffic
East Coast - 2-3 trains per hour in each direction operated by 91ís & HSTís (Not many stop at Morpeth).
Virgin - 1 train per hour to & from Edinburgh operated by 220ís or 221ís (Not many stop).
Arriva - 1 train per hour from Newcastle in each direction operated by 142ís/156ís or 158ís.

A number of DB Schenker and Freightliner services pass through the station. Usually coal or the occasional cartics.
Link to Real Time Trains
RTT Link Morpeth foot crossing
This link should be close to the location, but may not be the actual location so please check the page. This link will take you to what is happening 'around now'. Dates and times can be changed at the top of the page.
Morpeth is a fairly small station which unmanned most of the time. It is located next to a small industrial area which is not too busy.
Road directions
From the A1
Take the Morpeth turn and follow signs for Morpeth Town centre, the station is signed posted from just off the A1. The foot crossing is about 2 minutes walk from the station to the east.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location

Morpeth foot crossing map co-ordinates
There is a small station car park but this is often full. There are nearby roads available to park on.
Public transport
Only local Arriva trains serve the station.

Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Morpeth foot crossing

Googly map
Streetmap links
Morpeth foot crossing general view map
Morpeth foot crossing close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
Morpeth foot crossing

Who likes this location on facebook

Railway Gen Group
North East Gen
Photographic notes
Trains do slow down when passing through Morpeth non-stop to around 50MPH due to the tight curve to the south of the station.
The crossing has the advantage over the station in that freight trains often pull up in the passing loop allowing passenger trains to pass by.

General views - All photographs © Paul Hay unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

The passing loop viewed from the level crossing to the north of the Station

Fig 2 - Looking south

Fig 2 - Looking south

From the level crossing.

Fig 3 - Looking south

Fig 3 - Looking south

Back to the top

All information contained within this is site is © Trainspots. The images used on this site remain the property of the original photographer, as credited at the top of the page, and are used with their kind permission.

The information on these pages is supplied for the benefit of railway enthusiasts who carry out a harmless hobby, and through the medium of photography and video, actually promote the railway industry. Railway enthusiasts can also act as eyes and ears against railway vandalism, and as such should surely be encouraged to do so by the supply of adequate information such as is found on this website.

This site has been created to assist railway photographers in their travels around the country. It is based on the personal knowledge and experience. No liability can be held against the web site or its contributions for incorrect information. Trainspots will endeavour to check all information and corrections will be accepted and posted accordingly.

Advice as to the locations general environment is given as a guide on each page. This information is a GUIDE only. ALWAYS be careful with your equipment, Trainspots can not be held responsible for your personal security. Avoid leaving your property on display for all to see, be aware of your surroundings at all times. There are, sadly, people who will not think twice about trying to steal your equipment.

Trainspots DOES NOT condone trespass and none of the information on this site should be taken as a right to trespass on either railway or private land. To the best of our knowledge all locations are publicly accessible areas, where they are not contact information will be given to the appropriate authority for permission to be obtained.

The content of this site is created and intended for all age ranges but the content of sites linked from this site are not subject to the same intentions. Trainspots will attempt to check links for validity but as time passes and the site grows this will not always be possible. Broken, or indeed updates to, links should be submitted to the editor for inclusion in the updates. All links external to the Trainspots site are opened in a new browser window. Trainspots has been running now for over 10 years and there are imitation sites and guides to railfotspots. But we are a free site and we continue on the path we started out on over a decade ago to provide a useful guide to UK Railway Photographic Locations.