Exploring the East Coast Mainline – Morpeth & Cramlington

Having headed to Newcastle and stayed the night following LNER’s inaugural service from Kings Cross to Middlesbrough, I had most of the day before I was due to catch another relatively new service back to London that evening. Taking the opportunity to do some exploring, I looked at my options and opted first to head north, to explore the East Coast Mainline (ECML) stations of Morpeth and Cramlington, along with the communities they serve.

Exploring the East Coast Mainline – Durham & Darlington

Earlier in November I headed up to Darlington on an LNER service with the intention on nipping up the Bishop Auckland branch and visiting the National Railway Museum’s second site, Locomotion at Shildon. Unfortunately, what I didn’t take into account was forgetting to check the opening hours, finding out on arrival that Locomotion is closed on Monday and Tuesdays. My trip was on a Tuesday…

Exploring the East Coast Mainline – King’s Cross to New Southgate

Just as we all thought there was some semblance of order to this series of blogs and vlogs with me heading further and further north from Peterborough, I decided to mix it all up a bit and head to London to do the six most southerly stations on the East Coast Mainline (ECML). From the bustle of the terminus of King’s Cross, via the busy commuter station at Finsbury Park to the suburban stations of Harringay, Hornsey, Alexandra Palace and New Southgate, this section of the ECML is very varied with plenty to see and do.