This page shows, in chronological order, the section of line closed in the year 1979. Click on a section of line entry to view it in more detail. If a section of line has an unknown or partial closure date, it will appear at the end of the list.

Date Closed to Passenger Services Section of Line
17 Mar 1979 Penmanshiel Tunnel (original route)
14 May 1979 Stainforth Jct. - Adwick Jct.
10 Sep 1979 Tynemouth (excl.) - West Monkseaton
5 Nov 1979 Bridgeton North Jct. - Bridgeton