Celebrations are being held for the 175th anniversary of the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line.
A special historical service will leave for Carlisle at 11.22am.
"We are delighted to celebrate the 175 years of Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle.
"The railway opened in parts from 1836, construction starting in 1830 and was the first coast to coast route in the world."
It is the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK and opened in 1838.
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