Brampton (Cumbria) railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Newcastle & Carlisle Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|19 July 1836||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.
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.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tyne Valley Line
|Low Row||Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
North Eastern Railway
|Brampton Town||Brampton Town Branch
Earl of Carlisle's Waggonway
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