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Brampton (Cumbria)

Collected date 15/09/15

Brampton sign

Brampton station, on the line east from Carlisle to Newcastle is very much a station in the middle of nowhere, being a couple of kilometres away from Brampton. Maps show there was once a short branch into Brampton itself, but this is now a well-used public footpath. The entrance to Brampton station from the north (and the direction of the village):

Brampton northern entrance

The first thing you see as you enter the station is the footbridge:

Brampton footbridge

Just to the north of the footbridge a path leads alongside platform 1 along what looks like a disused platform edge, presumably once for trains into Brampton itself. The disused platform edge next to the bridge:

Brampton disused platform

Looking further west along the disused platform edge:

Brampton disused platform
looking west

Beyond the bridge steps a ramp leads up to platform 1, for eastbound trains. Looking at the eastern end of platform 1:

Brampton platform 1 east end

Looking west on platform 1, with platform 2 on the left:

Brapton, looking west along
both platforms

A wooden shelter sits on platform 1, but it's a bleak structure with no windows and is painted a uniform blue:

Brampton platform 1 shelter

There are however benches and a phone inside the shelter:

Brampton in the shelter

Looking west along the line from the end of platform 1:

Brampton looking west

Looking east back along both platforms:

Brampton looking east along
both platforms

Back on the footbridge, looking west at the platform:

Brampton looking west from
the footbridge

Looking east along the line from the footbridge:

Brampton looking east from
the footbridge

Steps lead down from the footbridge to platform 2, giving this view along it:

Brampton long view of
platform 2

Platform 2:

Brampton platform 2

The shelter on platform 2 is of a more basic bus stop design:

Brampton platform 2 shelter

The southern entrance to the station:

Brampton platform 2