Gargrave railway station serves the village of Gargrave in North Yorkshire. It is 30 miles (48 km) north west of Leeds on the Leeds to Morecambe Line operated by Northern who also manage the station. The station was opened on 30 July 1849 by the ‘Little North Western’ Railway, later taken over by the Midland Railway. The original stone shelters survive on each platform, but the main wooden station building is now in private use.
Gargrave is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district. It is situated on the very edge of the Yorkshire Dales. The River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal both pass through the village. It has a population of 1,764. The station is approximately half a mile from the village centre, which has a number of small shops and cafes. The river bank is a popular beauty spot and the stepping stones across the river are make for a very picturesque scene.
Around half a mile south of the village on a fertile plain, there are remains of a Roman Villa, called Kirk Sink. The stones used to construct the villa were gradually removed and most likely used to make the present church which replaces it. The church is located just across from the Masons Arms pub in the southern half of the village.
A history poster has been prepared for Gargrave station and this can be viewed by clicking on the thumbnail below or on this link: History Posters
SD 931536 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Step free access to platform 1 (Skipton & Leeds). Platform 2 (Lancaster & Carlisle) is accessed only by way of a footbridge
+ Car parking (approx 100 metres)
+ Shelters on both platforms
+ Additional seating on platforms
+ Rail User Group – Lancaster & Skipton Rail User Group
Country Village – an unspoiled Yorkshire village
Canal towpath walks – the Leeds Liverpool canal is close to the station
Malham Village & Malham Cove – a village in the heart of limestone walking country
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