Notes: The station was originally known as Bellingham, but on 21st September 1926 the LNER added the suffix North Tyne to avoid confusion with Bellingham on the Southern Railway.
Bellingham was planned to be the junction for the Wansbeck Railway. The platform on the down side was originally 100yd, later extended to 160yd. The smart station building on an embankment had three storeys at the roadside and two on the platform. In this L-plan structure, the southeast section possessed one large, gabled dormer on the platform and road elevations, with arched windows. Its northwest end gables facing the platform and road, and both elevations had paired arched windows on the top storey and a single arch on the storey below. A signal box and a wooden store completed the platform buildings.
The goods yard was opposite the platform and comprised two loops, the outer loop serving a goods dock which was also served end on by a short siding from the loop. The yard had a 3 ton crane.
The station closed to passengers on 15th October 1956 although there were further passenger excursions until the station closed to goods traffic on 11th November 1963. Latterly Bellingham only saw passenger trains on the Redesdale Show day, it had one train per year, or two if it was a fine day! ie if numbers were not high, only one of the sets ran through from Morpeth. After closure the station yard was used as a council depot and the Bellingham Heritage Centre was relocated to the yard in 2000. Today a council depot still occupies the east end of the yard but the bulk of the yard is now a car park.
Tickets from Michael Stewart
Other web site: Northumbrian Railways - includes photographs of all the stations before closure plus station track plans. Railscot - includes recent pictures of all the stations on the line.
The Bellingham Heritage Centre has a large photograph archive of the Border Counties line with numerous artifacts from the line on display.
Click here for a detailed history of Bellingham station
Click here for The North British Railway Lines in Northumberland
To see other stations on the Border Counties line click on the station name: Hexham STILL OPEN, Wall, Humshaugh, Chollerton, Barrasford, Wark, Countess Park, Reedsmouth (2nd site), Reedsmouth (1st site), Charlton, Tarset, Thorneyburn, Falstone, Plashetts, Lewiefield Halt, Kielder Forest, Deadwater, Saughtree & Riccarton Junction