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Earby railway station

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Place  Earby
Pre-grouping  Midland Railway
2 February 1970  Closed to passengers
Area  Pendle, Lancashire
October 1848  Opened
Platforms in use  3
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Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Similar  Barnoldswick railway station, Seedhill Cricket Ground, Shirdley Hill railway station, Shawforth railway station, Simonstone railway station

Earby railway station was a railway interchange station serving the small town of Earby, which was in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, at the time but now is in Lancashire. It was built by the Midland Railway, on the former Leeds and Bradford Extension Railway between Skipton and Colne and opened in 1848.

The main line continued towards Skipton to the north. South of Earby, in the direction of Colne, there was a junction with a short branch towards Barnoldswick. The station closed to passengers on 2 February 1970, when passenger trains between Colne and Skipton were withdrawn.

The track through the station was lifted the following year, but the platforms & main buildings survived until final demolition in late 1976. The goods shed and former weighbridge still stand, having been bought by a local engineering company and adapted for commercial use whilst the site and former railway alignment have been protected from potential redevelopment by Lancashire County Council pending possible future reinstatement of the route as a transport corridor.

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Earby railway station Wikipedia


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