Middleton-on-Lune railway station

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Middleton-on-Lune railway station
Location
Place Middleton
Area South Lakeland, Cumbria
Coordinates 54°17′18″N 2°34′26″W / 54.2883°N 2.5739°W / 54.2883; -2.5739Coordinates: 54°17′18″N 2°34′26″W / 54.2883°N 2.5739°W / 54.2883; -2.5739
Grid reference SD62708823
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
19 July 1931[1] Closed to passengers
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
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

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.[1]

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 station had a weighing machine and signal box located beyond the up platform .[4] The main station building survives as a private dwelling.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Butt, Page 159
  2. ^ Western (1990), pp.17–22
  3. ^ Western (1990), pp.68–69
  4. ^ Kirkby Lonsdale Archived 2012-04-30 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved : 2012-09-19

Sources[edit]

  • 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 links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Barbon   London and North Western Railway
Ingleton Branch Line
  Sedbergh