STATION: Plans made no sense

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There must now be an awful lot of humble pie being eaten at the moment at County Hall.

Last year we had councillors stating that they were going to spend millions in moving Cramlington Station a few hundred metres south.

To what end? Easier access from the shopping centre, nearer to the industrial estate, and with longer platforms, Virgin East Coast and Cross Country trains would stop there, were the reasons put forward.

As I put forward, the few yards difference from the shopping area doesn’t justify the expense, the industrial estate would be further from the station, and as for getting the main line expresses stopping there, dream on.

Is it any wonder that regime change has taken place?

Ken Pattie