Langwathby railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|4 May 1970||Closed|
|14 July 1986||Reopened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
Langwathby railway station is a railway station which serves the village of Langwathby in Cumbria, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.
The station was built by the Midland Railway and opened in 1876. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders. It closed when local stopping trains over the Settle-Carlisle Line were withdrawn in May 1970, but was reopened by British Rail in July 1986.
The Carlisle-bound (down) station building has been converted into the Brief Encounter Tea Rooms and an antique shop. An enclosed bus-shelter style waiting room has been provided at the Carlisle end of the platform (a stone shelter is also present on the Leeds-bound platform). Step-free access is available to both platforms via ramps from the road below. Tickets can now be bought at the station from a vending machine installed in 2019 (the station being unstaffed - before this, they could only be bought in advance or on the train). Train running information is available via timetable posters, digital information screens (also installed in 2019) or telephone.
Accidents and incidents
- On 6 March 1930, a passenger train departed from Culgaith station against signals and was in collision with a ballast train. Two people were killed and four were seriously injured.
Northern Trains Route 7:
Bentham & Settle to Carlisle Lines
Eight northbound and seven southbound services call at Langwathby on weekdays and five trains in each direction on Sundays. The station is also served by a single DalesRail train from Preston & Blackpool North to Carlisle (and return) on Sundays during the summer months. One additional call each way was instituted at the summer 2018 timetable change as part of DfT-mandated Northern franchise improvements.
Services through to Carlisle were suspended from 9 February 2016 (until March 2017) by a landslip at Eden Brow (near Armathwaite), which destabilised the embankment on the eastern side of the railway where it passes through the Eden Gorge. An emergency timetable was in operation, with trains only operating as far as Armathwaite (with a bus link to Carlisle) northbound and Appleby southbound until repairs were completed in the spring of 2017. Following the successful completion of the repair work, the regular timetable resumed on 31 March 2017.
- "Notes by the Way". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Langwathby station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- Hall, Stanley (1990). The Railway Detectives. London: Ian Allan. p. 95. ISBN 0 7110 1929 0.
- GB National Rail Timetable May 2019; Table 42
- Landslip-hit Settle-to-Carlisle line section shut until 2017BBC News; Retrieved 7 July 2016
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