St. Germain's railway station
|St. Germain's Station
Stashoon Skyll Charmane
Manx Northern Railway / Isle Of Man Railway
|Address||Patrick, Isle Of Man|
|Platforms||2 (Ground Level)|
|Opened||23 September 1879|
|Closed||July 30, 1961|
St. Germain's was a station on the Manx Northern Railway, later owned and operated by the Isle of Man Railway; it served the small village of the same name in the Isle of Man and was an intermediate stopping place on a line that ran between St. John's and the northern town or Ramsey.
opened on 23 September 1879Peel Road station, St. Germain's was the preferred disembarkation point for Peel bound passengers from the Ramsey Train. This was because it was far quicker to walk to Peel from here, than to travel to St. John's and change trains for Peel.. Prior to the opening of
The distinctive station building is on the northerly side of the small village; these days it serves as a private dwelling but its design clearly shows its origins as a station. Consisting of two tall gables and associated buildings, all constructed on local sandstone it is of the same design as the stations at Ballaugh and Kirk Michael, both of which also still survive today.
This station however was not latterly manned and although the passing loop was seldom used in later years it remained in place until closure in 1968.
The station sits to the side of a main road and is still viewable today, the railway being converted into a footpath ensuring you can still give the building fairly close inspection.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|Manx Northern Railway
Isle of Man Railway
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- [Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association]
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