Borwick railway station
Borwick station in September 1962, 2 years after closure.
|Original company||Furness and Midland Joint Railway|
|Pre-grouping||Furness and Midland Joint Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|6 June 1867||Opened|
|12 September 1960||Closed|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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Borwick railway station formerly served the village of Borwick in Lancashire, England. It was located on the Furness and Midland Joint Railway line between Carnforth and Wennington, 3 miles (5 km) east of Carnforth Joint station.
The station was opened in June 1867, when passenger services began operating over the line. Whilst it was jointly owned by the two constituent companies, the station was run by the Midland Railway who also operated all the trains that served it (the Furness Railway was responsible for the upkeep of the permanent way and associated structures on the line). Facilities at the station were modest, with the main buildings on the northern (eastbound) platform and a shelter on the westbound side. It also had a signal box and small goods yard at its western end. Passenger services from the station initially ran to a temporary station at Carnforth next to the junction between the Joint line and the Furness line proper towards Barrow, but began using the main line station in 1880.
Along with its neighbours further east, the station was served mainly by local trains between Wennington and Carnforth - the 1912 passenger timetable listed six departures in each direction each weekday and this level of service was maintained for most of the station's life (although it did drop to as low as two per day during the First World War and again in the early 1940s).
The station passed into the control of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 Grouping and then to British Railways at nationalisation in 1948. It was then closed by the British Transport Commission on 12 September 1960 (along with neighbouring Arkholme) when the local service between Wennington and Carnforth ceased.
The site today
The old station house still exists to this day, having been converted into a private residence after closure. Portions of the old platforms also survive, albeit derelict and heavily overgrown but the rest of the station has been demolished. The route meanwhile is still operational as part of the Leeds to Morecambe Line.
- Quick 2009, p. 93.
- Binns, p.64
- Binns, p.27
- Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (February 1963) . Passengers No More 1952–1962. Closures of stations and branch lines (PDF) (2nd ed.). Brighton: GLO. p. 8. OCLC 504319235.
- Binns, D. (1982), The Little North Western Railway, Wyvern Publications, Skipton, ISBN 0-907941-01-X.
- Quick, Michael (2009) . Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (4th ed.). Oxford: Railway and Canal Historical Society. ISBN 978 0 901461 57 5. OCLC 612226077.
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Arkholme||Furness and Midland Joint Railway||Carnforth|