Clapham railway station


Clapham railway station
Clapham (North Yorkshire) National Rail
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Eastbound platform
Location
Place Clapham
Local authority Craven
Coordinates 54°06′19″N 2°24′37″W / 54.105394°N 2.410208°W / 54.105394; -2.410208Coordinates: 54°06′19″N 2°24′37″W / 54.105394°N 2.410208°W / 54.105394; -2.410208
Grid reference SD732678
Operations
Station code CPY
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 * 5,609
2005/06 * 5,652
2006/07 * 4,954
2007/08 * 5,957
2008/09 * 7,484
History
Opened 1849 (1849)
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Clapham (North Yorkshire) from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Clapham railway station serves the village of Clapham in North Yorkshire, England. The station is 48 miles (77 km) north west of Leeds on the Leeds to Morecambe Line towards Lancaster and Morecambe. It is managed by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services.

The station (which is unstaffed) is situated just over a mile outside of Clapham.[1] Immediately to the east, the line crosses the River Wenning on a tall five-arch bridge.

The station was formerly known in the national timetable as Clapham (Yorkshire), to distinguish it from Clapham (London), until the latter was renamed Clapham High Street.

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History

The station was opened by the "little" North Western Railway (NWR) on 30 July 1849 on their line from Skipton to Ingleton and became a junction the following year when the link along the Wenning Valley from Bentham was completed on 1 June 1850[2] to finish the route from Lancaster to Skipton.

The Ingleton route was subsequently extended northwards through Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh to join the West Coast Main Line at Low Gill (near Tebay) by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway (L&C) in 1861, but disagreements between the L&C's successor, the London and North Western Railway, and the Midland Railway (who had leased the NWR in 1859) over running rights and the subsequent construction of the Settle-Carlisle Line, meant that it never became the major Anglo-Scottish route that the NWR had originally intended.

The line to Low Gill was closed to passenger traffic on 1 February 1954 and completely in July 1966,[3] although regular goods traffic had ended some months earlier. A sharp curve (with a permanent 35 mph speed restriction) marks the site of the former junction, immediately west of the station.

The station ceased to handle goods traffic in 1968, when the sidings were taken out of use and the signal box closed.

Services

Monday to Saturdays, five trains a day head from Clapham eastbound to Leeds and westbound to Lancaster and Morecambe. On Sundays there are now four trains each way all year, an improvement on the previous level of two each way all year plus a further two return workings in the summer months only.

Notes

  1. ^ "Streetmap". http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=374500&Y=468500&A=Y&Z=3. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  2. ^ Binns, p. 9
  3. ^ Marshall, p. 100

References

  • Binns, D (1982) The 'Little' North Western Railway, Wyvern Publishing, Skipton. ISBN 0-90794-101-X
  • Marshall, J (1981) Forgotten Railways North-West England, David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0-71538-003-6

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External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Giggleswick   Northern Rail
Leeds to Morecambe Line
  Bentham
Historical railways
Giggleswick
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
"Little" North Western Railway
  Bentham High
Line and station open
Disused railways
Giggleswick
Line and station open
  Midland Railway
"Little" North Western Railway
  Ingleton (Midland)
Line and station closed

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