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Scotch Dyke railway station

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Area  City of Carlisle
Post-grouping  LNER
2 May 1949  Closed
Platforms in use  2
Pre-grouping  North British Railway
25 October 1861  Opened
Original company  Border Union Railway
Similar  Bromfield (Cumbria) railway st, Black Dyke Halt railway st, Curthwaite railway station, Cumberland and Westmorl, Abbey Town railway st

Scotch Dyke railway station was a railway station in Cumberland close to the Scots' Dike, the traditional border with Scotland.

History

The station was opened on 25 October 1861 by the Border Union Railway as 'Scotsdyke' and later renamed 'Scotch Dyke'. It was a two-platform station with a level crossing to its north.

The station closed on 2 May 1949. The line was closed to all traffic by British Railways on 5 January 1969, and dismantled in 1971, see Border Union Railway.

Today (2006) the former station retains its building and platforms. The canopy of the building has a script reading "Speed and comfort by rail" with its 'British Railways' logo.

References

Scotch Dyke railway station Wikipedia


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