Brampton (Cumbria) railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Newcastle & Carlisle Railway|
|Pre-grouping||North Eastern Railway|
|Post-grouping||London and North Eastern Railway|
|19 July 1836||opened as Milton|
|1 September 1870||renamed Brampton|
|1 January 1885||renamed Brampton Junction|
|30 April 1890||renamed Brampton|
|1 August 1913||renamed Brampton Junction|
|18 March 1971||renamed Brampton (Cumberland)|
|?||renamed Brampton (Cumbria)|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brampton (Cumbria) from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Brampton railway station is on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway in northern England, serving the town of Brampton. The station is located about a mile southeast of the town, near the hamlet of Milton. The station opened in 1836 and the first Station Master was Thomas Edmondson who introduced cardboard tickets and later developed the ticket dating machine.
Staff were removed from the station in 1967, with the main buildings demolished in stages during the 1970s and 1980s. Until 1923, a short branch line, known locally as 'The Dandy', ran into Brampton itself, terminating at Brampton Town railway station, and the present-day station was called Brampton Junction. This line closed in 1923 and most of the route is now a public footpath.
The station was also the junction of another railway serving the local collieries owned by the Earl of Carlisle. Known as Lord Carlisle's Railway, this ran to a junction with the Alston Branch Line at Lambley.
Passenger services are provided by Northern, which also manages the station.
No ticketing provision is available here, so passengers must buy them on the train or prior to travel. There are waiting shelters on each platform and train running information is offered by timetable poster boards and telephone (there is a public payphone on platform 2). Step-free access is available to both platforms (which are also linked by footbridge), though the westbound platform requires a significant detour via public roads to reach from the main entrance.
On Monday to Saturday day-times there is a two-hourly service in each direction with more trains during peak periods (ten each way in total). On Sundays there are six trains to Carlisle & five to Newcastle.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Tyne Valley Line
|Low Row||Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
North Eastern Railway
|Brampton Town||Brampton Town Branch
Earl of Carlisle's Waggonway
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