Armathwaite railway station

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Armathwaite National Rail
The Citadel Express at Armathwaite railway station in 1978.jpg
The Citadel Express stopped at Armathwaite for photographs
Location
Place Armathwaite
Local authority Eden
Coordinates 54°48′32″N 2°46′19″W / 54.809°N 2.772°W / 54.809; -2.772Coordinates: 54°48′32″N 2°46′19″W / 54.809°N 2.772°W / 54.809; -2.772
Grid reference NY504463
Operations
Station code AWT
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  9,489
2005/06 Increase 9,698
2006/07 Decrease 7,984
2007/08 Increase 8,057
2008/09 Increase 10,754
2009/10 Decrease 10,128
2010/11 Decrease 9,684
2011/12 Decrease 9,556
2012/13 Decrease 9,194
2013/14 Decrease 8,130
History
Key dates Opened 1 May 1876 (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.

History[edit]

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.

Sectorisation was introduced in the 1980s, and when the station was reopened, it was served by Regional Railways until the Privatisation of British Railways.

The line through the station is often used as a diversionary route for the West Coast Main Line.

Services[edit]

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).

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Lazonby and Kirkoswald   Northern Rail
Settle-Carlisle Line
  Carlisle
Historical railways
Lazonby and Kirkoswald   Midland Railway
Settle-Carlisle Railway
  Cotehill