Settle & Carlisle Railways Trust negotiated the acquisition of the station building at Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria and were awarded substantial grants for the restoration work. Once the release to the Trust company was completed restoration works began.
The restored station building has suites of offices on the ground and first floors , both of which are now let, and has a two-bedroom caretakers’ flat. There is also has an exhibition and meeting room, known as the Midland Railway Room, with some interesting and historic pictures and memorabilia. Facilities for rail users have been substantially improved.
The restored building was formally opened by HRH The Prince of Wales, a great honour for the Railway Line and the Trust.