Settle railway station
The 'Derby Gothic' style station building.
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Midland Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|1 May 1876||Opened as Settle New|
|1 July 1879||Renamed Settle|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Settle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Settle railway station serves the town of Settle in North Yorkshire, England. It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services. It is situated at the southern end of the Settle-Carlisle Line 41 1⁄2 miles (67 km) north of Leeds. Settle is also served by Giggleswick railway station under one mile to the west of the town.
History and facilities
The station was opened with the line on 1 May 1876 and was originally named Settle New to distinguish it from the nearby station on a different route, which was renamed Settle Old at the same time. Settle New was renamed Settle on 1 July 1879, by which time Settle Old had become Giggleswick. The railway station is located very close to the town centre and is staffed on a part-time basis. There is a range of facilities available (including waiting room, toilets and a souvenir shop) in the main buildings on the southbound platform. There is a period stone-built waiting room located on the northbound platform.
The platforms are linked by an ex-North British Railway footbridge that was formerly located at Drem station in East Lothian until electrification of the ECML made it redundant. It was then dismantled and re-erected here in 1993 to allow the old foot crossing at the north end of the station to be taken out of regular use.
The old station signal box (abolished in 1984). has been restored as a visitor attraction by the Friends of the Settle - Carlisle Line and is located behind the southbound platform and is open to the public at certain times.
Accidents and incidents
Monday to Saturdays there is generally a two-hourly service southbound to Leeds (eight trains a day in total Mon-Sat) and northbound to Carlisle (seven). The last train of the day from Leeds runs only as far as Ribblehead and the corresponding return to Leeds starts back from there.
On Sundays there are now four trains in each direction throughout the year (including one through train to Nottingham), plus an additional summer service between Preston and Carlisle via Blackburn and Clitheroe (northbound in the morning, returning south in the afternoon) operated by Northern Rail under the Dalesrail brand.
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 208. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Settle station www.settle-carlisle.co.uk Accessed 2008-08-27
- Settle - Carlisle timeline www.settlecarlislerailway.co.uk Accessed 2008-08-27
- Visit Cumbria - Settle Station Visit Cumbria website. Accessed 2008-10-28
- Signal Box information Settle - Carlisle Partnership website Accessed 2008-08-27
- "Locomotive failure near Winchfield 23 November 2013" (PDF). Rail Accident Investigation Branch. p. 32. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
- GB National Rail Timetable Dec 2013-May 2014; Table 36
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Long Preston||Northern Rail
|Settle Junction||Midland Railway