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The Newcastle and North Shields Railway was opened in June 1839 from a station in Carliol Square in Newcastle upon Tyne to North Shields.
In 1840 there were twenty trains a day in each direction
It was later extended to Newcastle Central Station to the west and to Tynemouth in the East, initially at its own station but later to a through station linking with the Blyth & Tyne Railway.
1845 It was later absorbed by the Newcastle and Berwick Railway
A skew bridge over Willington Waggonway was designed by Robert Nicholson.