8th Sept: Official Opening

Morpeth Railway Station

  • Tues 8th Sept 2020 ‘Official Opening’ marked another momentous day in the long history of one of the stand-out buildings on the main East Coast line between Edinburgh Waverley and London Kings Cross;
  • new lease of life for a piece of railway history as both a modern transport hub, and much needed new workspace of 7 offices for budding local businesses;
  • signalling start of a new era at elegant Grade II listed Morpeth station.

“What we see today is the successful outcome of a huge amount of work over the past seven years by our Trust and its partners,” said GMDT Chief Executive Officer David Lodge, “It has been a long – and at times difficult road – to get to where we are today, but we have persevered in our determination to not only preserve what it a wonderful example of Victorian railway architecture, but to give travellers to and from Morpeth the very best facilities we could provide for them.”

Full opening event article pdf, an Inside Morpeth special by Ian Leech, can be read here:

GMDT Station Opening 080920

 

Local media coverage links also:

 

https://twnews.co.uk/gb-news/morpeth-railway-station-set-for-official-opening-after-ps2-3-million-restoration

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/morpeth-railway-station-restoration-opening-18888555