Carlisle

Location type

Major station

Names and dates

Carlisle Citadel (1847-1948)
Carlisle (1948-)

Station code: CAR National Rail
Where: North West England, England
Opened on the Caledonian Railway.
Opened on the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway.
Open on the Cumbrian Coast Railway.
Open on the G and SW Main Line.
Open on the Carlisle to Glasgow.
Open on the Carlisle to Edinburgh.

Description

This is a major station in the north west of England.

Tags

Station




Dates

16/07/1846Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Act receives Royal assent. It was originally stipulated that the line was not allowed to compete with the Caledonian Railway for Glasgow to Carlisle traffic.
26/08/1847Caledonian Railway
Locomotive runs all the way from Carlisle to Beattock before opening.
01/09/1847Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Carlisle Citadel opened. The short Maryport and Carlisle Railway branch to Carlisle Crown Street is crossed, on the level, by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway on its approach to the new Carlisle Citadel. This approach had crossed the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway on the level too, just to the south east.
10/09/1847Caledonian Railway
Carlisle to Beattock opened.
01/03/1851Glasgow and South Western Railway
Agrees to access to Carlisle Citadel for £1000 per annum.
02/04/1851Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Agreement reached for access to Carlisle Citadel. On the same day the Maryport line makes first use of the station. Approach from Maryport was made via the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, on which a reversal was required, and a short Maryport owned curve opened in 1851.
  /  /1852Carlisle Citadel Approach [1st] (Maryport and Carlisle Railway)
The Maryport and Carlisle Railway opened a curve (which crossed the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway on the level) to reach Crown Street Goods [MCR] and Carlisle Citadel, the new approach avoiding a reversal carried out between 1851 and 1852 to reach the station. The short Maryport curve from the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway to the London and North Western Railway closes.
28/03/1853Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway authorised to run over the Caledonian Railway between Gretna Junction and Carlisle.
01/09/1853Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Company agrees to pay £300 per annum for access to Carlisle Citadel.
06/06/1855Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
Glasgow and South Western Railway authorised until 1874 to run over the Caledonian Railway between Gretna Junction and Carlisle.
10/05/1857Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
The Caledonian Railway and Lancaster and Carlisle Railway make the ^Citadel Station Agreement^ for Carlisle Citadel.
  /  /1859Border Union Railway (North British Railway) Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway) Caledonian Railway
Line authorised between Hawick and Carlisle. Running powers granted for the North British Railway over two short portions of the Caledonian Railway. Gretna: Gretna Border Union Junction to Gretna GSWR Junction to allow traffic exchange with the Glasgow and South Western Railway using the NBR's proposed Gretna branch. Carlisle: Canal Junction [Carlisle] to Port Carlisle Junction to Carlisle Citadel, more importantly giving access to the intended southern terminus (not NBR owned).
  /  /1860Caledonian Railway Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
The North British Railway is authorised to use Carlisle Citadel.
  /  /1861Caledonian Railway Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Agreement to enlarge Carlisle Citadel station, owned by the Caledonian Railway and Lancaster and Carlisle Railway. A joint committee is to be created which will include the Glasgow and South Western Railway, Maryport and Carlisle Railway and North British Railway.
08/01/1861Caledonian Railway
The use of Carlisle Citadel by the North British Railway is agreed.
10/10/1861Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Branch opened, giving the Port Carlisle line access to Carlisle Citadel.
29/10/1861Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
Opened from Canal Junction [Carlisle] to Scotch Dyke. Trains run from Carlisle Citadel. Stations opened at Harker, West Linton [Cumbria], Longtown, Scotch Dyke. North British Railway trains use Carlisle Citadel for the first time.
14/05/1862Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
An agreement that the North Eastern Railway, which will take over the N&C, can have access to Carlisle Citadel.
01/07/1862Border Union Railway (North British Railway)
The line from Edinburgh Waverley to Carlisle Citadel via Galashiels and Hawick [2nd] is completed. The line opened from Hawick [2nd] to Scotch Dyke. Stations opened at Hawick [2nd], Barnes, Shankend, Riccarton, Steele Road, Newcastleton, Kershope Foot, Penton, Riddings Junction (and Canonbie on the incomplete Langholm branch). (Alternative date 01/08/1862.)
01/01/1863Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
North Eastern Railway trains start to run into Carlisle Citadel station.
01/07/1864Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
The North British Railway starts running Silloth and Port Carlisle trains to Carlisle Citadel.
  /  /1865Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway Caledonian Railway
Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. The Caledonian Railway grants running powers to the London and North Western Railway between Carlisle Citadel, Lockerbie and Dumfries.
  /  /1866Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Bill for the line presented with support from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and the North British Railway (who did not have a partner other than the North Eastern Railway route to Newcastle Central for taking traffic from the Border Union Railway (North British Railway) (Waverley Route) at Carlisle).
16/07/1866Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Act passed. Running powers over the North Eastern Railway to enter Carlisle Citadel given.
31/01/1867Caledonian Railway London and North Western Railway
Caledonian Railway given running powers over the London and North Western Railway from Carlisle Citadel to Preston.
  /  /1869Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint RailwayGlasgow and South Western RailwayCaledonian Railway
Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Line committee formed for the under construction line. The joint line includes the Caledonian Railways former Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway. This gives the G&SWR a shorter route to Kilmarnock (and Carlisle) just as the City of Glasgow Union Railway, and its Glasgow St Enoch, is under development. It gives the Caledonian access to Kilmarnock with some running powers beyond.
01/05/1876Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
First passenger train. Midland Railway trains run through Carlisle Citadel, continued north by the North British Railway or Glasgow and South Western Railway.
11/06/1876Caledonian Railway
New deviation of approach to Carlisle Citadel opened. Railway No 2.
08/07/1877London and North Western Railway
The London and North Western Railway^s new diverted approach to Carlisle Citadel is opened. Railway No 1.
08/07/1877Carlisle Realignment (Maryport and Carlisle Railway)
New deviation of the approach to Carlisle Citadel for the Maryport and Carlisle Railway opened. Railway No 8.
08/07/1877Lancaster and Carlisle Railway London and North Western Railway
The London and North Western Railway opens a new southern approach to Carlisle Citadel, London and North Western Railway No 1 Approach Line.
26/08/1877North Eastern Railway
Deviation of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway approach to Carlisle Citadel opened. Railway No 6.
20/09/1877Caledonian Railway
The Victoria Viaduct, crossing the north end of Carlisle Citadel station on a north-south axis, opened to road traffic.
04/07/1880Carlisle Citadel
Enlarged Carlisle Citadel station fully opened.
14/04/1914Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Collision at Burntisland East Junction between London to Aberdeen Joint express and Carlisle to Dundee goods.
06/01/1969Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Marquis of Lothians Waggonway Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway) Border Union Railway (North British Railway) Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Edinburgh (Portobello East Junction) to Hawick [2nd] to Carlisle (Port Carlisle Junction) closed to passengers. Newtongrange [1st], Gorebridge, Tynehead, Heriot, Fountainhall, Stow, Galashiels [1st], Melrose, St Boswells, Hassendean, Hawick [2nd], Stobs, Shankend, Riccarton Junction, Steele Road, Newcastleton stations closed.
06/05/1974Caledonian Railway Wishaw and Coltness Railway Clydesdale Junction Railway Polloc and Govan Railway Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central to Carlisle electrification complete.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The Lake Counties v. 14 (Regional Railway History)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian