Langwathby railway station

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Langwathby National Rail
Langwathby
Location
Place Langwathby
Local authority Eden
Grid reference NY573334
Operations
Station code LGW
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  22,396
2005/06 Increase 24,190
2006/07 Decrease 21,501
2007/08 Increase 23,345
2008/09 Increase 26,182
2009/10 Decrease 23,620
2010/11 Increase 24,994
2011/12 Increase 26,642
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Langwathby from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Langwathby railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Langwathby in Cumbria, England. It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services.

History[edit]

The station was built by the Midland Railway and opened in 1876. It closed when local stopping trains over the Settle-Carlisle Line were withdrawn in May 1970, but was reopened in July 1986.

The Carlisle-bound (down) station building has been converted into the Brief Encounter Tea Rooms and an antique shop. An enclosed bus-shelter style waiting room has been provided at the Carlisle end of the platform.

The relatively high usage passenger figures for the station may be explained by its proximity (5¾ miles) to Penrith.[citation needed]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 6 March 1930, a passenger train departed from Culgaith station against signals and was in collision with a ballast train. Two people were killed and four were seriously injured.[1]

Services[edit]

Six trains in each direction call at Langwathby on weekdays and three trains in each direction on Sundays. The station is also served two DalesRail trains from Preston & Blackpool North to Carlisle (and return) on Sundays during the summer months.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Stanley (1990). The Railway Detectives. London: Ian Allan. p. 95. ISBN 0 7110 1929 0. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Appleby   Northern Rail
Settle-Carlisle Line
  Lazonby & Kirkoswald
Historical railways
Culgaith   Midland Railway
Settle-Carlisle Railway
  Little Salkeld

Coordinates: 54°41′38″N 2°39′50″W / 54.694°N 2.664°W / 54.694; -2.664