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Written by Paul Hay - 15 Feb 2004
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Location notes
17 miles north of Newcastle on the ECML.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger:
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.

Freight:
A number of DB Schenker and Freightliner services pass through the station. Usually coal or the occasional cartics.
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RTT Link Morpeth foot crossing
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Environment
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.

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Morpeth foot crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
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.

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Morpeth foot crossing

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Morpeth foot crossing general view map
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Morpeth foot crossing



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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


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