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Lancaster Green Ayre

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Collected date 14/09/14

Lancaster Green Ayre was a station on a line between Lancaster to Wennington, but the station closed in 1966. Nevertheless, there are some traces and a stone to mark the spot, and we had some time spare, so we did a bit of exploring.

A stone on the ground reads: "This riverside park which was opened on April 12 1978 by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lancaster Councillor H Holgate occupies the site of the former Green Ayre station on the Little North Western Railway between Morecambe and Yorkshire which was opened in 1849 purchased by the Midland Railway in 1871 and closed to passenger traffic in 1966":

Lancaster Green Ayre

An old goods crane sits next to the stone:

Lancaster Green Ayre goods

Looking east along what was once the line under the Skerton bridge:

Lancaster Green Ayre

The bridge has a number on it:

Lancaster green Ayre
bridge number

Looking west on the former site:

Lancaster Green Ayre looking