Middleton-on-Lune railway station
|Middleton-on-Lune railway station|
|Area||South Lakeland, Cumbria|
|Original company||Lancaster and Carlisle Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|16 September 1861||Opened|
|19 July 1931||Closed to passengers|
|Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom|
|Closed railway stations in Britain
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|Ingleton Branch Line|
Middleton-on-Lune railway station was located in Westmorland (now Cumbria), serving the hamlet and rural locale of Middleton on the Ingleton Branch Line. It was opened as Middleton in 1861 and renamed Middleton-on-Lune on 19 July 1926, closing in 1931.
The Lancaster and Carlisle Railway built the Ingleton Branch Line from the existing Ingleton Station to Low Gill. 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. The station had a weighing machine and signal box located beyond the up platform . The main station building survives as a private dwelling.
- 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
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Barbon||London and North Western Railway
Ingleton Branch Line