Armathwaite railway station
The Citadel Express stopped at Armathwaite for photographs
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1 May 1876|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Armathwaite from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Armathwaite railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Armathwaite in Cumbria, England. The station is managed by Northern Rail, who operate all trains serving it. It is now, since the closure of Cotehill (1952), Cumwhinton (1956) and Scotby (1942) stations, the final stop on the Settle-Carlisle Line before the terminus at Carlisle. It was opened in May 1876, closed in May 1970 when local passenger trains ceased on the route and reopened in July 1986. By then, the original station building had been sold for private use so a passenger shelter was built at the other end of the platform.
Opened by the Midland Railway, it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948.
The line through the station is often used as a diversionary route for the West Coast Main Line.
Six trains each way serve the station Mondays to Saturdays, with three trains each way calling on Sundays (increasing to five during the summer months).
- Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 18. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199.
- Jowett, Alan (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas (1st ed.). Penryn, Cornwall: Atlantic Transport Publishers. ISBN 0-9068-9999-0. OCLC 228266687.
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- Train times and station information for Armathwaite railway station from National Rail
- Station on navigable O.S. map
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Lazonby and Kirkoswald||Northern Rail
|Lazonby and Kirkoswald||Midland Railway