Lazonby and Kirkoswald railway station

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Lazonby and Kirkoswald National Rail
Lazonby Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Lazonby
Local authority Eden
Coordinates 54°45′00″N 2°42′07″W / 54.750°N 2.702°W / 54.750; -2.702Coordinates: 54°45′00″N 2°42′07″W / 54.750°N 2.702°W / 54.750; -2.702
Grid reference NY548397
Operations
Station code LZB
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 18,634
2012/13 Decrease 17,198
2013/14 Decrease 16,144
2014/15 Decrease 15,802
2015/16 Decrease 12,510
History
Original company Midland Railway
Pre-grouping Midland Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
1 May 1876 (1876-05-01) Opened as Lazonby
22 July 1895 Renamed Lazonby and Kirkoswald
4 May 1970 Closed to regular traffic
14 July 1986 Regular services resumed
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Lazonby and Kirkoswald from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Lazonby and Kirkoswald railway station is a railway station which serves the villages of Lazonby and Kirkoswald in Cumbria, England. It is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services. The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 May 1876. The station was designed by the Midland Railway company architect John Holloway Sanders.[1] Originally named Lazonby, it was renamed Lazonby and Kirkoswald on 22 July 1895.[2] It is situated in the centre of Lazonby and, like many other stations on the line, was closed on 4 May 1970 when local passenger services between Skipton and Carlisle were withdrawn. The platforms and buildings survived however, and following several years of use by Dalesrail excursions it was reopened on a full-time basis in July 1986.[3] The old goods shed & yard is now used by a local bakery.[4]

Both platforms have stone shelters and access ramps from the nearby road (so it is fully DDA-compliant). There is no ticket machine or booking office, so tickets have to be bought in advance or on the train. Train running information is available via information boards & posters and a telephone helpline.

Services[edit]

The station receives a similar level of service to neighbouring Langwathby i.e. six trains each way on weekdays & Saturdays (all of which now run to/from Leeds) and three on Sundays (four during the summer, including one 'Dalesrail' services to Preston and Blackpool).[5]

Services were disrupted since 28 January 2016 by a landslip north of the station at Eden Brows, which destabilised & damaged the embankment on the eastern side of the railway where it passes through the Eden Gorge. An emergency timetable was in operation, with all trains replaced by buses between Armathwaite (or in certain cases Appleby) and Carlisle until repairs were completed in March 2017.[6] Prior to completion of the reconstruction work only the northbound platform was open, as single-line working was in force from Kirkby Thore signal box (north of Appleby) to the temporary terminus at Armathwaite. The southbound line and platform reopened to traffic as scheduled on 31 March 2017 and a full timetable is now operating once again.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Notes by the Way.". Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald. British Newspaper Archive. 1 November 1884. Retrieved 12 July 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 139. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  3. ^ Settle - Carlisle Line Key Events Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2008-08-27
  4. ^ Stations - Lazonby Settle - Carlisle Railway; Retrieved 23 November 2016
  5. ^ Table 42 National Rail timetable, December 2016
  6. ^ "Landslip-hit Settle-to-Carlisle line section shut until 2017"BBC News; Retrieved 7 July 2017

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Langwathby   Northern
Settle-Carlisle Line
  Armathwaite
Historical railways
Little Salkeld   Midland Railway
Settle-Carlisle Railway
  Armathwaite