Giggleswick railway station

Giggleswick railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Giggleswick
code = GIG

manager = Northern Rail
locale = Giggleswick
borough = Craven
years = 1849
events = Opened as "Settle"
years1 = 1877
events1 = Renamed "Giggleswick"
platforms = 2
lowusage0405 = 9,787
lowusage0506 = 10,249
lowusage0607 = 11,856

Giggleswick railway station serves the village of Giggleswick in North Yorkshire, England. The station is 66 km (41¼ miles) north west of Leeds on the Leeds to Morecambe Line towards Lancaster and Morecambe. It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services.

Opened by the "little" North Western Railway in 1849, it was originally known as "Settle Station", as it was the first station to serve the town (although it was situated some distance west of the town centre). Following the completion of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, the station name was altered to "Giggleswick" in November 1877 [Binns, D. (1982), "The Scenic Settle & Carlisle Railway", Wyvern Publications, Skipton. ISBN 0 907941 02 8, p.19] to avoid confusion with the recently opened Settle station a mile to the east.


Monday to Saturdays, five trains a day head from Giggleswick southbound to Skipton and Leeds and northbound to Morecambe with fewer trains on Sundays (four each way in the summer, two in the winter).


External links

rail line
previous=stnlnk|Settle Junction
route=Midland Railway
"Little" North Western Railway


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