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Kirkby Stephen Station as it is today
Having successfully completed the restoration of the station buildings at Ribblehead in 2000 and Horton-in-Ribblesdale in 2003, the Trust now focussed on Kirkby Stephen.
Like Horton, the main station building had been structurally repaired by Railtrack in 1998.
However, much work was still required to bring the building back into use.
Plans were drawn up to completely
refurbish the building. The Trust completed the acquisition of the building on a 125
year lease in December 2003 and work commenced on site in March 2004.

The works entailed restoring period features and refurbishing the building to a high standard, and
improving passenger waiting facilities. Building work was completed in November 2004.
The building won
The Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award for 2005.
The building at Kirkby Stephen was much larger than those at Ribblehead and Horton, being of the
Type 1 ‘large pattern’ structure, (similar to Settle and Appleby). Consequently the project would
be on a much larger scale and budget to the previous two stations.
The refurbished waiting room doors
The restored building was formally opened by HRH The Prince
of Wales on 22nd March 2005, when a stylish slate plaque was
unveiled to commemorate the event.
Funding for the project came from a variety of sources, including European Objective 2, Northwest Development Agency, Railway Heritage Trust, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, Friends of the
Settle-Carlisle Line, Arriva Trains Northern and Network Rail.
The refurbished station now has two great self-catering holiday lets.

To find out more about how you
can stay at the station, please
click the button below:
The neglected interior before work began
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