New train line to open in Northumberland which will “improve connectivity” for prospective homeowners

North East house builders Miller Homes have explained how the train line will benefit homeowners.
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A brand-new Northumberland train line is set to open in the summer of 2024, and leading North East house builders Miller Homes say it will be a “major boost” for buyers.

Work is currently underway on the project, which will re-introduced direct trains between south east Northumberland and Newcastle City Centre.

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Six new stations will be created for the 18 mile Northumberland train line, including at Newsham, Seaton Delaval, Blyth Bebside, Bedlington, Ashington and more.

The railway line was previously in operation under the name of the Ashington, Blyth and Tyne Line, but has not had passenger routes since 1964.

The brand-new Newsham station, which cost £135m, is being built on land south of the A1061 South Newsham Road. Miller Homes have a neighbouring development named Longshore Village, which will mean homeowners in that particular area could reach the city centre in only 23 minutes.

Newsham station will be home to two platforms, car parking with up to 237 stations, and a new overbridge.

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Aisling Ramshaw, sales director at Miller Homes, said: “This opens up a whole new market for house buyers.

“While south east Northumberland is undoubtedly a desirable option for buyers thanks to its coastal position, getting in and out of Newcastle at peak times can be challenging – but this new line changes that.

“By linking the area to Newcastle with a state-of-the-art rail service, home buyers can now have the very best of both worlds; a beautiful, semi-rural home with regular, speedy and efficient access to the heart of the city.”

Ramshaw continued to explain that the improved connectivity will not only benefit home buyers but also prospective investors.

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She said: “The opportunities brought by the Northumberland line will make the area more appealing to everyone from families to businesses and I have no doubt it will bring much welcomed renewed interest in the area.”

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