Anniversary for rail route

Celebrations and activities are taking place along the railway line between Newcastle and Carlisle as the route celebrates its 175th anniversary.

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Tyne Valley Line anniversary

Newcastle Carlisle line celebrates 175 years Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Tyne Valley Line is celebrating a special birthday.

The route between Newcastle to Carlisle railway was completed 175 years ago on the 18 June 1838.

It's considered to be an important link between Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyneside.

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