TICKET machines are likely to be installed at Alnmouth Station in the first half of this year, an MP has been told.
Sir Alan Beith raised the issue with Northern Rail, which operates the station, at a meeting in September and in follow-up correspondence.
He said: “I am very pleased that progress is being made on installing ticket machines, which would be very helpful for passengers using the station when the ticket office is closed and for people who have bought tickets online.
“Northern Rail have said they believe the decision from the Department of Transport is imminent and I am following this up with Ministers.
“I am also continuing to press for electronic information displays at Alnmouth Station as these would be very helpful for passengers.”