|Original company||Lancaster and Carlisle Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|17 December 1846||Opened|
|1 July 1968||Closed|
The station was situated on the West Coast Main Line and was opened on 17 December 1846, when the section of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway was opened between Oxenholme (for Kendal) and Carlisle.
Shap station passed into the hands of the London and North Western Railway very soon after opening and that company operated it until amalgamation into the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMSR) in 1923. British Railways took over operation on 1 January 1948, but closed the station to passengers on 1 July 1968.
Shap station was located 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) south of the centre of the village, with access being provided from the A6 Road. In 1922, five trains for Carlisle called at Shap on weekdays, with a further two local trains to Penrith. A similar service operated southbound.
- Butt, R. V. J. (October 1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. OL 11956311M.
- Awdry, Christopher (1990), Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies, Patrick Stephens Ltd, ISBN 1-85260-049-7
|Preceding station||Historical railways||Following station|
|Tebay||London and North Western Railway
Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
|Clifton and Lowther|