Wreay railway station

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Wreay
Location
Place Wreay
Area City of Carlisle
Coordinates 54°49′49″N 2°52′36″W / 54.8303°N 2.8766°W / 54.8303; -2.8766Coordinates: 54°49′49″N 2°52′36″W / 54.8303°N 2.8766°W / 54.8303; -2.8766
Grid reference NY437487
Operations
Original company Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1853 Opened
16 August 1943 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Wreay railway station in St Cuthbert Without parish, was situated on the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway (the West Coast Main Line) between Carlisle and Penrith. It served the village of Wreay, Cumbria, England. The station opened in 1853, and closed on 16 August 1943.[1]

Lancaster & Carlisle Railway
Up arrow Caledonian Main Line
Carlisle Citadel
Left arrow Maryport & Carlisle Rly
Tyne Valley Line &
Settle–Carlisle line
Right arrow
Brisco
Wreay
Southwaite
Calthwaite
Plumpton
Penrith
Left arrow
Cockermouth, Keswick
& Penrith Railway
Clifton Moor
Eden Valley Railway Right arrow
Clifton and Lowther
Shap
Shap Summit
914 ft
278.6 m
South Durham &
Lancashire Union Railway
Right arrow
Tebay
Low Gill
Ingleton branch line LowerRight arrow
Grayrigg
Left arrow
Kendal &
Windermere Railway
Oxenholme
Left arrow Hincaster branch line
Milnthorpe
Burton and Holme
Furness & Midland Jnt Rly Right arrow
Left arrow
Ulverstone &
Lancaster Railway
Carnforth
Bolton-le-Sands
Hest Bank
Left arrow Morecambe branch line
Left arrow
"Little" North
Western Railway
Right arrow
Left arrow Glasson Dock Branch
Lancaster Castle
Lancaster (Greaves)
Down arrow
Lancaster & Preston
Junction Railway

The station[edit]

The station had two platforms, a weighing platform and a signal box.[2] The station buildings are now private dwellings. The line is now electrified.

Stations on the line[edit]

The next station on the line towards Carlisle was the now closed Brisco and the preceding station was the now closed Southwaite. Brisco railway station proved to be unviable and the decision was made to close it in 1852 in favour of Wreay railway station.[3]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 256
  2. ^ Old Maps Retrieved : 2012-09-15
  3. ^ Visitoruk Retrieved : 2012-09-18
Sources
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory Of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. R508.