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Cummersdale railway station

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Place  Cummersdale
Grid reference  NY394525
Platforms in use  2
Area  City of Carlisle
1858  Opened
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Post-grouping  London Midland and Scottish Railway
18 June 1951  Station closed to passengers
Original company  Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Similar  Baggrow railway station, Glasson railway station, Bromfield (Cumbria) railway st, Brigham railway station, Curthwaite railway station

Cummersdale was a railway station on the Maryport and Carlisle Railway (M&CR) serving Cummersdale in Cumbria. The station was opened by the M&CR in 1858 and lay in the Parish of Cummersdale near to the village of High Cummersdale.


Cummersdale station was opened by the Maryport & Carlisle Railway in 1858. At grouping in 1923 the M&CR became a part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. It was one of several lightly used intermediate stations on this section of the route to be closed by the British Transport Commission (in 1951) in the years immediately after the nationalisation of the UK rail network. The main Carlisle-Maryport line (completed in 1845) remains open and forms part of the Cumbrian Coast Line between Carlisle and Barrow in Furness.

The station had two through platforms. It lay close to a dye works and overlooked Carlisle racecourse.

George Stephenson was the engineer for the Maryport and Carlisle Railway and his one major engineering structure was the 57 metre long, three span Cummersdale viaduct which spans the River Caldew at a 52° skew two miles south of Carlisle. This viaduct was the most significant structure on the railway which was opened as a single line, the current twin track viaduct structure was a 1910 upgrade. This bridge was rebuilt in 2012.


Cummersdale railway station Wikipedia