Barbon railway station

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Barbon railway station
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Barbon railway station
Location
Place Barbon
Area South Lakeland
Coordinates 54°14′10″N 2°34′11″W / 54.2362°N 2.5697°W / 54.2362; -2.5697Coordinates: 54°14′10″N 2°34′11″W / 54.2362°N 2.5697°W / 54.2362; -2.5697
Grid reference SD629824
Operations
Original company Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
16 September 1861[1] Opened
1 February 1954[1] Closed to passengers
1 October 1964 Closed to goods
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
Course of the old railway at Barbon
Railway bridge near Barbon

Barbon railway station was located in Cumbria, England, serving the town and locale of Barbon on the Ingleton Branch Line.

History[edit]

The Lancaster and Carlisle Railway built the Ingleton Branch Line from the existing Ingleton Station to Low Gill.[2] By the time the branch was completed in 1861, the L&CR was operated by the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR).

After formal closure the line was still on occasions used for weekend excursions and to transport pupils to and from local boarding schools. Goods traffic continued until 1 October 1964. The line was maintained as a possible relief route until April 1967 when the tracks were lifted.[3]

The site is now covered by a housing scheme.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Butt, Page 27
  2. ^ Western (1990), pp.17–22
  3. ^ Western (1990), pp.68–69
Sources
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory Of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7.
  • Western, Robert (1990). The Ingleton Branch. Oxford : Oakwood Press. ISBN 0 85361 394 X

External sources[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Kirkby Lonsdale   London and North Western Railway
Ingleton Branch Line
  Middleton-on-Lune


Ingleton Branch Line
Up arrow Carlisle via L&CR
Tebay
River Lune
Low Gill
Down arrow Lancaster via L&CR
Lowgill Viaduct
Westmorland
Yorkshire
Waterside Viaduct
Sedbergh
Rawthey Bridge
Yorkshire
Westmorland
Middleton-on-Lune
Barbon
Westmorland
Lancashire
Kirkby Lonsdale
Left arrow River Lune
Lancashire
Yorkshire
Ingleton (L&NW)
Ingleton Viaduct
Ingleton (Midland)
Left arrow Lancaster via NWR
Clapham
Down arrow Skipton via NWR