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Written by Craig Allan - 13 Mar 2004
last update by Andy Connolly - 09 Aug 2009
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Location notes
A foot / bridleway crossing located roughly halfway between Newcastle and Carlisle.
The location is around 0.5 miles down the Tyne Valley line from Hexham station, towards Carlisle. It is situated between Hexham's Tyne Green Country Park on the north side of the line, and various industrial sites on the south side of the line.
Railway type and traffic
The passenger services is the hourly service from Carlisle to Newcastle/Middlesbrough, which is ordinarily opeated by 142s or 156s dependent on origin/destination.
There are also a number of freight workings, often by class 66s.
Occasionally engineering work will divert ECML/WCML workings along the line.
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RTT Link Tyne Green Crossing
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Environment
Hexham is situated in the Tyne Valley at the North end of the Pennines. The weather may change at any time. It would be advisable to have warm clothing to hand.
The line operates almost as a dividing line between the county park and the industrial estates. Dependent on which side of the line you are will define your environment. Whilst there are no safety issues with the area, after closing hours for the local businesses it will feel quite isolated. There are some housing developments close by, and a bus garage, but by and large it is quiet.
Road directions
Turn off the A69 at Bridge End Roundabout, and follow the signs to Hexham. The entrance to the Tyne Green country park is signposted to the right just over the Hexham Bridge. To enter the north side follow on the road in towards Hexham, passing Tesco. Along Haugh Lane you will pass a Shell Garage, and the next right after this is Burn Lane,which gives access to the south side.

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Tyne Green Crossing map co-ordinates
Parking
Tyne Green offers parking at a price. On the south side there are a number of parking spots but these are primarily assigned to local businesses and residents.
Public transport
Either by rail to Hexham train station, and follow the directions as above for the car, or by bus to Hexham town centre, and head down towards the Tesco, follow the directions by the car.

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Amenities
Amongst the industrial sites, south of the location, are a number of sandwich shops for refreshments (I can recommend Top Nosh on the Haugh Lane Industrial Estate, opposite the John Deere dealership). Close by on the south side of the line is a Shell service station that provides sandwiches and snacks as well as fuel (although both at a premium), and relatively close by on the south side are an Aldi and a Tesco Extra, the Tesco including a restaurant. About 10-15 minutes walk will bring you into Hexham town centre, which brings a large number of shops, as well as many non-railway photographic opportunities.
Accommodation
Hexham Bed and Breakfast Accomodation
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Tyne Green Crossing

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Streetmap links
Tyne Green Crossing general view map
Tyne Green Crossing close up map

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Tyne Green Crossing



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Photographic notes
It is possible to see an eastbound signal from the crossing, so you will have a few minutes notice of trains approaching from the west.
Links to photographs at this location

Northern Railways - Tyne Green Crossing


General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west

Looking towards Carlisle

Fig 2- Looking east


Fig 2- Looking east

Looking towards Hexham

Fig 3 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking west

Looking towards Carlisle.

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