Arkholme for Kirkby Lonsdale railway station

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Arkholme for Kirkby Lonsdale
Location
Place Arkholme-with-Cawood
Area Lancaster
Operations
Original company Furness and Midland Joint Railway
Pre-grouping Furness and Midland Joint Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
6 June 1867 Station opens as Arkholme
1 December 1869 Station renamed Arkholme for Kirkby Lonsdale
12 September 1960 Closed to passengers
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Arkholme for Kirkby Lonsdale railway station served the village of Arkholme in Lancashire, England. It is situated on what is now the Leeds to Morecambe Line between the current Wennington and Carnforth stations.

History[edit]

Opened by the Furness and Midland Joint Railway in 1867, then run by the Midland Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission on 12 September 1960 [1] when the local stopping service between Wennington & Carnforth was withdrawn.

The site today[edit]

Trains on the Leeds to Morecambe Line still pass the site. The station building was converted to a private dwelling after closure and is still used as such today. It was once owned by comedian and television personality Jim Bowen [2] and featured on the TV programme Through the Keyhole.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Passengers No More 1952-62, G Daniels & L Dench. GLO, 2nd Edition February 1963. Accessed 2008-10-17
  2. ^ Arkholme Station building, formerly owned by Jim Bowen Accessed 2008-10-17

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Melling   Furness and Midland Joint Railway   Borwick

Coordinates: 54°08′51″N 2°38′07″W / 54.14740°N 2.63518°W / 54.14740; -2.63518