Muncaster Mill railway station

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Muncaster Mill
Muncaster Mill (really!) railway station.jpg
Muncaster Mill railway station on a cold winter's day in December 2012, with Douglas Ferraira on an empty coach-stock run
Location
Place Muncaster
Area Copeland, Cumbria
Coordinates 54°22′01″N 3°23′38″W / 54.367°N 3.394°W / 54.367; -3.394Coordinates: 54°22′01″N 3°23′38″W / 54.367°N 3.394°W / 54.367; -3.394
Grid reference SD095977
Operations
Managed by R&ER
Owned by R&ER
Operated by R&ER
Platforms 1
History
1876 Opened (Standard gauge)
1913 Station closed
1916 Reopened (15 in gauge
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Cumbrian Coast Line northwards
Ravenglass
Cumbrian Coast Line southwards
Ravenglass Main Street
Raven Villa
1 in 48 (down)
Barrow Marsh
Black Bridge
1 mile from Ravenglass
A595
Muncaster Mill
Muncaster Mill Farm Crossing
Mill Race
1 in 43 (up) Mill Wood Bank
Miteside Halt
Miteside Loop
2 miles from Ravenglass
Katie Caddy Bridge
Footpath Crossing
Wet Cutting
Murthwaite Siding
1 in 43 (up) Murthwaite Oak Tree
Murthwaite Quarry
Murthwaite Halt
Coronation Street
3 miles from Ravenglass
Horsefalls Wood
Rock Point
1 in 40 (up)
Walk Mill Summit
1 in 51 (down)
Big Stone
Black Bridge (derelict)
Tom's Crossing
4 miles from Ravenglass
Irton Road
Mere Beck
Long Yocking Crossing
Long Yocking Corner
The Chicken Run
Eskdale Green Level Crossing
The Green
Eskdale Valley Road
1 in 43 (up) Hollin How Bank
5 miles from Ravenglass
Hollin How Bridge
Hollin How Summit
Fisherground Incline
Fisherground Farm Crossing
1 in 55 (up)
Fisherground Loop
Fisherground Halt
Ban Garth Incline
1 in 52 (up) Spout House Curve
Spout House Bridge
Gilbert's Cutting
6 miles from Ravenglass
Beckfoot Smithy
Beckfoot Quarry
Big Stone
1 in 67 (up)
Beckfoot
Beckfoot Level Crossing
1 in 53 (up) Beckfoot Bank
Ghyll Force Jn to Boot
Beckfoot Summit
Dalegarth Cottages
Whillan Beck
Dalegarth for Boot
Ghyll Force mines

Muncaster Mill railway station is a railway station on the 15 in (381 mm) gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in Cumbria. It is next to the main A595 road which runs for the majority of the length of the Cumbrian Coast.

The station is located 1 mile from Ravenglass and 6 from Dalegarth. There is a shelter and Disabled Toilet at Muncaster station. The platform is where a disused railway siding once was, as can be seen by the rail heads showing in the platform surface.

Currently, the company have taken the decision to permanently unstaff the station, as the previous station master retired and was not replaced.

Accessibility[edit]

The platform is not long enough to accommodate step-free access to the disabled carriage, which is normally situated towards the Eastern end of the carriage set, on both the Eastbound and Westbound journeys. The railway has taken the decision to permanently unman the railway station, and so tickets must be purchased from the guard on the train for this railway station. Also, this is only a minor station, and therefore is only a request stop. Every intermediate station is a request stop and, during low season, trains are often known to travel straight from one end of the line to the other, without stopping.

Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Ravenglass   Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway   Miteside Halt