Leamside Line

The Leamside Line is the most important piece of infrastructure for the economic future of the North East, which is why, alongside cross-party politicians and business leaders, we have been leading the campaign for its re-opening.

The Leamside Line is a disused 21-mile railway line which runs from Gateshead to County Durham, connecting with the East Coast Main Line.  

The reopening of the line would provide critical connections – both passenger and freight – to towns and cities across the North East, helping to drive the economy and growth of the region using existing infrastructure.

Re-opening Leamside will enable parts of the region – who have no access to rail – to be connected with Newcastle, Sunderland and Teesside, as well as with significant employers like Nissan and Amazon.

The Leamside Line is the missing connection between recent government investment in the north and south of the region and would connect South East Northumberland to Washington, Durham and Teesside.

Council members walk the route of the Leamside Line.

Re-open the Leamside Line

Visit our website dedicated to providing more information on the campaign to re-open the Leamside Line.

Investing in Leamside

Take a look at our investment so far in the project.

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