Giggleswick railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 August 1849||Opened as Settle|
|1 May 1876||Renamed Settle Old|
|1 November 1877||Renamed Giggleswick|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Giggleswick from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Giggleswick railway station serves the village of Giggleswick and the town of Settle in North Yorkshire, England. The station is 41.25 miles (66 km) north-west of Leeds on the Leeds to Morecambe Line towards Lancaster and Morecambe. It is unstaffed and operated by Northern Rail, who provide all passenger train services.
Opened by the "little" North Western Railway in 1849, the station was originally known as "Settle", as it was the first station to serve the town, though situated some distance west of its centre. When the Settle-Carlisle Railway opened on 1 May 1876, the name was changed to "Settle Old" to distinguish it from Settle New on the line a mile to the east; Settle Old became "Giggleswick" on 1 November 1877.
Monday to Saturdays, five trains a day head from Giggleswick southbound to Skipton and Leeds and westbound to Lancaster. All but the first westbound service of the day continue to Morecambe and there is a single through train to & from Heysham Port to connect with the sailing to the Isle of Man.
Four trains run each way on Sundays throughout the year since the May 2011 timetable change (an improvement on the former twice-daily winter frequency).
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Long Preston||Northern Rail
Leeds to Morecambe Line
|Settle Junction||Midland Railway
"Little" North Western Railway
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