Leeming Bar railway station

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Leeming Bar
LeemingBarStation(PaulAllison)Mar2005.jpg
Location
Place Leeming Bar
Area Hambleton
Coordinates 54°18′19″N 1°33′39″W / 54.305326°N 1.560705°W / 54.305326; -1.560705Coordinates: 54°18′19″N 1°33′39″W / 54.305326°N 1.560705°W / 54.305326; -1.560705
Grid reference SE285900
Operations
Original company York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Managed by Wensleydale Railway
Pre-grouping North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
6 March 1848 Opened as Leeming Lane
1 July 1902 Renamed Leeming Bar
26 April 1954 Closed
Spring 2003 Reopened
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The station in 2000

Leeming Bar railway station is the current rail passenger terminus of the Wensleydale Railway and serves the villages of Leeming Bar and Leeming in North Yorkshire, England. Trains are timed to link in with Dales and District service buses to Northallerton to connect with the National Rail network. Plans are for passenger trains to continue through Leeming Bar and run into Northallerton railway station once agreement has been reached with Network Rail.

Leeming Bar is also the location of the Wensleydale Railway's main depot where its increasing amount of rolling stock is stored and is visible from the A1.

The station was opened by the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway (a constituent company of the North Eastern Railway) in 1848 as the terminus of their branch from Northallerton. The line was then extended westwards to Leyburn by the Bedale and Leyburn Railway seven years later. It closed to passengers in April 1954 when the Northallerton to Hawes service fell victim to road competition, but reopened under Wensleydale Railway ownership in the spring of 2003. As well as the scheduled passenger service, the station also sees periodic train loads of military hardware travelling between Catterick Garrison and various destinations in the south of England via Northallerton and the ECML.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Bedale   Wensleydale Railway   Scruton
Historical railways
Bedale
Line and station open
  North Eastern Railway
York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway
  Scruton
Line and station closed
Heritage Railways  Proposed Heritage railways
Bedale
Line and station open
  Wensleydale Railway   Scruton
Line and station closed