Structure / Site Summary for 247135

Ribblehead Station - Waiting Room (Down - modern replacement)

Ribblehead Station New Down Waiting Room: Elevation view from the east

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Ribblehead Station - Waiting Room (Down - modern replacement)

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 247

Location 3 - Position relative to main running lines (tracks): Down

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: No

Construction / installation period: BR

Current Use: Railway ops

Visibility: Visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy


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Notes / additional information

The original northbound ('Down') platform and waiting room at Ribblehead Station (Structure IDs 247220 and 247230 respectively) were demolished shortly after the station's closure to passenger traffic on May 4th, 1970. The removal of these redundant structures allowed the nearby transfer sidings for Ribblehead Quarry to be extended. Following the line's reprieve from closure on April 11th, 1989, passenger traffic steadily increased and the absence of a northbound platform began to cause significant inconvenience for both locals and visitors alike. To address the problem, a new northbound ('Down') platform and adjacent waiting shelter were constructed (Structure IDs 247130 and 247135 respectively) and these opened for passenger traffic on May 28th, 1993.

The timber frontage was replaced in July 2017. For further information see the News Item entitled 'New frontage for Ribblehead waiting shelter'.


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