The Leeds–Morecambe line, also known as the Bentham line, is a railway line running between Leeds, Skipton, Hellifield, via Lancaster on the WCML then on to Morecambe.
Carnforth station was the setting for the famous David Lean film ‘Brief Encounter’. Today, the station hosts a superb cafe and bar, a museum, children’s play area, a small cinema and bookshop. It’s mostly staffed by volunteers and run by a charitable trust with a lease from Network Rail.
Highbury Rd Bridge was constructed around the 1930's after the previous Gilletts Farm Crossing Halt or Gilletts Crossing St Annes became unsuitable for the level of rail traffic boosted by a connection from Lytham to Kirkham a few years before.
Has the axe fallen sooner for this signal box? Joining the fate of it’s sisters across this area, to be demolished before times out?