Ribblehead Railway Station
Location : Ribblehead / Ingleton / Hawes / Dent
Ribblehead station is now leased by the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust who have restored and refurbished it. There are resident caretakers, a small shop selling memorabilia, and a Visitor Centre that includes exhibits about the history of the line and the fight to keep it open. There is also a small shop, and some refreshments are available.
The centre is open from 10am to 4pm except Mondays in the summer, and except Mondays and Tuesdays in the winter.
The original northbound platform had been demolished in 1974 to make way for a new siding serving the quarry. A new staggered timber-built platform, including a stone built waiting shelter, was built to the south of the original and was completed and opened in 1993. [second picture].
From Ribblehead station there is just a short walk to see the famous Ribbblehead viaduct.
On 22 July 2007 a special walk took place across the viaduct from Ribblehead Station.
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