Abbey Town railway station

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Abbey Town
Abbey Town station site geograph-3222645-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Location of the former station (1991)
Location
Place Abbey Town
Area Allerdale
Coordinates 54°50′45″N 3°12′12″W / 54.8459°N 3.2032°W / 54.8459; -3.2032Coordinates: 54°50′45″N 3°12′12″W / 54.8459°N 3.2032°W / 54.8459; -3.2032
Grid reference NY174508
Operations
Original company Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway
Pre-grouping North British Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
Platforms 1
History
22 August 1856 Station opened as Abbey
August 1889 Renamed Abbey Town
7 September 1964 Station closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Abbey Town railway station was on the branch line off the Solway Junction Railway in the English county of Cumberland (later Cumbria). The first station after Abbey Junction on the branch to Silloth on the Solway Firth, it served the village of Abbey Town. The station closed with the line to Silloth in 1964.

History[edit]

Opened as Abbey by the Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway in 1856, then renamed Abbey Town by the North British Railway in 1889, it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway during the Grouping of 1923. The station then passed on to the London Midland Region of British Railways on nationalisation in 1948. The station closed on 7 September 1964.

References[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1
  • A. Jowett, (2000). Jowett's Nationalised Railway Atlas. Atlantic Publishing.  ISBN 0-906899-99-0

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Abbey Junction
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway
  Black Dyke Halt
Line and station closed