Torver railway station

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Torver
Torver Station (former) near Coniston - geograph.org.uk - 1589588.jpg
Torver station in 1983
Location
PlaceTorver
AreaSouth Lakeland
Coordinates54°20′19″N 3°06′07″W / 54.3385°N 3.1020°W / 54.3385; -3.1020Coordinates: 54°20′19″N 3°06′07″W / 54.3385°N 3.1020°W / 54.3385; -3.1020
Grid referenceSD284941
Operations
Original companyConiston Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms1[1]
History
18 June 1859Station opened
6 October 1958Station closed to passengers
30 April 1962Station closed completely
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

Torver railway station served the village of Torver, in Cumbria, England. It was on the branch line to Coniston.

History[edit]

Authorised by Parliament in August 1857 the line to Conistion was open less than two years later in June 1859.[2] The station was used for the shipment of slate and stone from the local quarries as well as by passengers.

British Railways closed the station and the branch to passengers in 1958 and completely in 1962.[3]The station building remains and has been converted into holiday accommodation.[4][5]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Woodland
Line and station closed
  Furness Railway
Coniston Railway
  Coniston
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrews & Holme 2003, pp. 25-28.
  2. ^ Searle 1983, p. 187.
  3. ^ Western 2007, p. 80.
  4. ^ Norman 1994, p. 75.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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