A train station is to offer an advertising space for artists and businesses.

Tyne Valley Railway Partnership (TVCRP) is opening up a kiosk at Hexham Train station, which is adjacent to the main entrance/exit on platform 2 and the platform bar, in hopes it can help local businesses.

For businesses to use the kiosk, TVCRP are asking for a £10 donation per day in advance for utility usage and upkeep.

The Kiosk is open on May 21, with its first businessesusing it which is -Farmhouse Interiors ran by Christine Quinn and Diva Dog Bakery owned by Suzanne Preston.

A TVCRP spokesperson said: "We want to work with local businesses, organisations and individuals to promote businesses, attractions and communities along the Tyne Valley Railway corridor and to encourage rail travel by providing pop-up facilities at Hexham Station.

"Three services an hour arrive at Hexham from Newcastle and stations to the east with a further two services arriving from Carlisle and stations to the west.  

"This is a small, enclosed space, measuring 2.5 metres by less than 1 metre, with a countertop opening directly onto the platform.

"The facilities provided are; a sink, a kettle, overhead lighting, power sockets and a small fan heater mounted above the countertop.

"A small number of multifunctional chairs are available, which can be used for displaying items or placing goods.

"Please note access to the area behind the counter of the kiosk is via a high step. 
Sticky tape or other materials must not be used to display posters or other items on the painted walls.  One A3 poster holder (landscape) and one A4 poster holder (portrait) is available for the display on posters on the side wall of the kiosk.

"Small banners may be hung on the front of the countertop.  

"One pop up or flag is permitted; it must be placed within the area marked with a X on the drawing and as displayed in the adjacent photograph and it must be weighted with water or sand.

"With the exception of one banner or flag, nothing else should be placed in front of the kiosk."