North East England reactivates former coal handling terminal

East Coast Main Line looking to the site of Butterwell open cast mine
East Coast Main Line looking to the site of Butterwell open cast mine Image by Russel Wills, geograph.org

It’s a case of aggregates to Newcastle. Part of the North East’s former coal mining infrastructure is set to reenter service in a new capacity. A local aggregates handling company wants to reuse Butterwell coal processing terminal, which formerly served the nearby Linton Colliery, to receive train loads of building materials for local use. The terminal lies adjacent to the East Coast Main Line, just north of Morpeth in Northumberland.

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North East England reactivates former coal handling terminal

East Coast Main Line looking to the site of Butterwell open cast mine
East Coast Main Line looking to the site of Butterwell open cast mine Image by Russel Wills, geograph.org

It’s a case of aggregates to Newcastle. Part of the North East’s former coal mining infrastructure is set to reenter service in a new capacity. A local aggregates handling company wants to reuse Butterwell coal processing terminal, which formerly served the nearby Linton Colliery, to receive train loads of building materials for local use. The terminal lies adjacent to the East Coast Main Line, just north of Morpeth in Northumberland.

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