This move to terminate the line at Wickham or anywhere else except Newcastle Station, has defied logic right from the beginning. If you look at the proposals even now: There are no immediate plans except termination of the line on Boxing Day.
I would like to voice my opinion and concerns regarding the planned truncation of the Newcastle rail line at Wickham. This issue has plagued us for many years, probably more than many realise. I worked at Newcastle station in the 1970s and it was talked about then.