SCRCA site 256661: Garsdale Station

SCRCA Location Introduction

This remote railway station lies in an area known as Garsdale Head, close to the watershed of two major cross-Pennine valleys: Wensleydale and Garsdale.

When the Midland Railway Company lodged its bill to construct the Settle and Carlisle railway in 1866, the plans included a six-mile long branch between an interchange station at Garsdale Head and the market town of Hawes in upper Wensleydale. During the planning phase, and for the first 25 years of operation, the interchange station was known as 'Hawes Junction'. In January 1900, the name of the interchange station was officially altered to 'Hawes Junction and Garsdale' (to better reflect its position at the head of the Garsdale valley). In September 1932 the official name was shortened to 'Garsdale', thereby losing the reference to Hawes Junction.

The Hawes Branch closed to all traffic on the 16th of March 1959 and Garsdale officially ceased to be the location of a junction on the 8th of December 1963. Fortunately, Garsdale is still served by a regular passenger service on the Leeds - Settle -Carlisle line (part of the UK's national rail network).

Photo-montage for Garsdale Station.

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Railway Station
Location Variant
Station Status - Open (Served by passenger trains)
Assessment status
Assessed
Current Use(s)
Railway ops
Shown on a land plan?
Yes 
Construction / installation period
MR-C: Constructed by the Midland Railway Co. between 1869 and 31st December 1876.
Distance from London St.Pancras
256 miles and 54 chains
Position relative to running lines
Both sides
Visibility
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Easy
Protection Category
Site within Conservation Area
Geographic Location
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