SCRCA site 284711: Culgaith Station

SCRCA Location Introduction

The original plans for the Settle & Carlisle Railway did not include a station for Culgaith. In 1875, the Midland Railway Company yielded to local pressure and agreed to provide an additional station on condition that the local council constructed a new road linking the station with the village. The council agreed but, before the road was ready for use, the original railway construction contractors had moved-on to other projects. As a consequence, a completely separate contract had to be drawn-up for the station structures and, perhaps to minimise cost, the Midland Railway Company did not insist on the adoption of the standard designs. Culgaith Station opened to traffic on 1st April 1880. Its goods facilities were closed on 5th October 1964 and it became an unstaffed halt on 2nd January 1967 before finally closing for passenger traffic on 4th May 1970.

Culgaith Station Booking Office: Context view from the west

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Railway Station
Location Variant
Station Status - Closed (No passenger service)
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Railway ops, Residential
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
3: MR operational phase (1st Jan 1877 to 31st Dec 1922)
Distance from London St.Pancras
284 miles and 59 chains
Position relative to running lines
Both sides
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Site within Conservation Area
Geographic Location
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