Brampton (Cumbria) railway station

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Brampton (Cumbria) National Rail
Brampton (Cumbria)
Location
Place Brampton
Local authority Carlisle
Grid reference NY550599
Operations
Station code BMP
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  9,197
2005/06 Increase 9,700
2006/07 Decrease 9,083
2007/08 Increase 9,795
2008/09 Increase 9,798
2009/10 Increase 10,456
2010/11 Decrease 9,622
2011/12 Increase 11,896
2012/13 Increase 14,722
History
Original company Newcastle & Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
19 July 1836 (1836-07-19) opened as Milton
1 September 1870 renamed Brampton
1 January 1885 renamed Brampton Junction
30 April 1890 renamed Brampton
1 August 1913 renamed Brampton Junction
18 March 1971 renamed Brampton (Cumberland)
? renamed Brampton (Cumbria)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brampton (Cumbria) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Brampton railway station is on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway in northern England, serving the town of Brampton. The station is located about a mile southeast of the town, near the village of Milton. The station opened in 1836 and the first Station Master was Thomas Edmondson who introduced the cardboard tickets and later developed the ticket dating machine.

Staff were removed from the station in 1967, with the main buildings demolished in stages during the 1970s and 80s. Until 1923, a short branch line, known locally as 'The Dandy', ran into Brampton itself, terminating at Brampton Town railway station, and the present-day station was called Brampton Junction. This line closed in 1923 and most of the route is now a public footpath.

The station was also the junction of another railway serving the local collieries owned by the Earl of Carlisle. Known as Lord Carlisle's Railway, this ran to a junction with the Alston Branch Line at Lambley.

Passenger services are provided by Northern Rail, which also manages the station.

Services[edit]

The station in 1962

On Monday to Saturday day-times there is a 2-hourly service in each direction with more trains during peak times. On Sundays there are about 5 trains each way.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Wetheral   Northern Rail
Tyne Valley Line
  Haltwhistle
Historical railways
How Mill   Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
North Eastern Railway
  Low Row
Disused railways
Brampton Town   Brampton Town Branch
Earl of Carlisle's Waggonway
  Terminus

Coordinates: 54°55′59″N 2°42′14″W / 54.933°N 2.704°W / 54.933; -2.704