Garsdale Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Garsdale railway station is a railway station which serves the immediate hamlet of Garsdale Head, Cumbria, England, together with the valley of Garsdale and the nearby towns of Sedbergh, Cumbria and Hawes, North Yorkshire. It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services. Adjoining the station are sixteen Railway Cottages built for its employees by the Midland Railway around 1876, the year the Settle-Carlisle Line opened. A further six cottages were added near to the Moorcock Inn soon afterwards. In the days of steam-hauled London-Scotland expresses, the locality once boasted the highest water troughs in the world (just along the line at Ling Gill). Unusually, the station waiting room was once used for Anglican church services, and the railway turntable had a wall of sleepers built around it to prevent locomotives being spun by strong winds: this happened in 1900 and was the inspiration for the story 'Tenders and Turntables' in the book 'Troublesome Engines' in The Railway Series by Rev W. Awdry. The Hawes Junction rail crash of 1910 occurred near to the station, which was originally named Hawes Junction, as it was the junction of a branch line to Hawes. This line was closed in 1959, though it is the long-term aim of the Wensleydale Railway to extend their rails along the former route from Redmire to connect with services here, allowing through journeys to Northallerton on the East Coast Main Line.

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 6092 0
2014 6117 0
2013 5821 0
2012 6005 0
2011 6118 0
2010 5313 0
2009 4312 0
2008 3024 0
2007 3410 0

Location Data

  • County Council: Cumbria County Council
  • Civil Parish/community: Garsdale
  • European Region: North West
  • County Council Electoral Division: Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale
  • District Council Ward: Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale
  • District Council: South Lakeland District Council
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Westmorland and Lonsdale

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Recent Crime Figures

Month Total Crime Antisocial BehaviourTheft from PersonBicycle TheftShopliftingRobberyBurglaryOther TheftVehicle CrimeDrugsWeaponsPublic OrderCriminal Damage & ArsonViolent CrimeOther Crime
January 2016 0 00000000000000
December 2015 0 00000000000000
November 2015 0 00000000000000
October 2015 1 00000010000000
September 2015 0 00000000000000
August 2015 0 00000000000000
July 2015 0 00000000000000
June 2015 0 00000000000000
May 2015 0 00000000000000
April 2015 0 00000000000000
March 2015 0 00000000000000
February 2015 0 00000000000000
January 2015 0 00000000000000
December 2014 0 00000000000000
November 2014 1 00000010000000

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