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Ribbleton railway station

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Place  Gamull Lane, Ribbleton
1854  Opened as Gammer Lane
Platforms in use  1
Area  Preston
1856  Renamed Fulwood
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Pre-grouping  Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway/London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Original company  Preston and Longridge Railway
Similar  Grimsargh railway station, Maudland Bridge railway st, Shawforth railway station, Shirdley Hill railway station, Heathey Lane Halt railway st

Ribbleton railway station was on the Preston and Longridge Railway in Ribbleton, a suburb of Preston, Lancashire, England.

When the station opened in 1854 it was at first called Gammer Lane (which appears to be a misspelling of Gamull Lane, on which the station was located). Two years later, the line was bought by the Fleetwood, Preston and West Riding Junction Railway and the station was renamed Fulwood Station.

Between 1863 and 1866 there was another short-lived station called Ribbleton, closer to Preston. It was not until 1900 that Fulwood Station was finally renamed Ribbleton Station. The station closed to passengers, along with the line, in 1930.

The line through the station continued to be used for goods trains until 1980. After closure the Gamull Lane bridge over the line was removed. The station building still stands, as a private house with the former trackbed through its garden. The route on either side is now a combined cycle path and footpath.

References

Ribbleton railway station Wikipedia


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