SCRCA Knowledge Base for Ormside Station

Submitted by mark.harvey / Fri, 24/08/2018 - 15:48
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Ormside Station (general)

  • Ormside station opened to passenger traffic on May 1st, 1876 and to goods on April 1st, 1880.
  • On the 15th August 1876, three people (2 passengers and a guard) were injured near Ormside when a Carlisle to St Pancras express passenger train was hit by runaway wagons that had become detached from a northbound Bradford to Carlisle goods train. This incident is believed to be the first recorded operational accident on the Settle-Carlisle railway.
  • The station closed to both goods and passengers on June 2nd, 1952.
  • According to the offical map produced by Eden District Council, the entire site of the former station lies within the Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area (SCRCA) - see:

Main Station Building and Booking Office

Station Cottages

Station Master's House

  • On Wednesday 23rd May 2007, an extension to the former station master's house at Ormside won an award in the 'Domestic extension' category of the 'Eden Design and Build Quality Awards'. The builder was named as Eden Stone Ltd., Long Marton.


Knowledge base compiled by and © Mark R. Harvey. The information relating to the use of the former booking office building as an outdoor centre was derived from