Tebay is a town in what is now Cumbria in North West England with 728 inhabitants (2001). The place was traditionally part of the county of Westmorland. The place was since 1844 on the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway and from here branched off its railway line to Ingleton, which was set in 1963. The place had from 1852 to July 1, 1968, a train station. Tebay Station was the starting point from 1861 to 1962, originally for the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway to the Stockton and Darlington Railway near Bishop Auckland. Steam locomotives to support trains at the Shap Summit were stationed in Tebay. The West Coast Main Line passes the town today. Also in the immediate vicinity of the village is the service area Tebay Service and exit J38 of the motorway Motorway M6.