Day 6 – Ingleton Railway Station (Julian’s history detour)

We had a quick look at Ingleton Railway station before setting off on our last day of travel, and the railway bridge that goes across is an impressive piece of engineering. It’s a shame that walkers can’t cross the former railway line as the bridge would have been a short-cut to the campsite, but it’s now heavily fenced off at both ends.

The story of Ingleton’s station is quite ridiculous as the two rail companies didn’t talk to each other and passengers couldn’t use the bridge for many years. It meant that they’d have to walk over one mile around the bridge to use the service operated by the other rail company and there was no attempt to get the timetables to interact. Further information about the debacle is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingleton_(Midland)_railway_station.

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