Furness Line

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Furness Line
Overview
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale Cumbria
Lancashire
Furness
Barrow-in-Furness
North West England
Operation
Owner Network Rail
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Furness Line
   Cumbrian Coast Line
Barrow-in-Furness
Furness Abbey
Roose
Salthouse Halt
   Barrow Docks
   Power Station
Dalton
   to Stainton with Adgarley
Lindal
Ulverston
   to Bardsea
   to Lakeside
   River Leven
Cark and Cartmel
Kents Bank
Grange-over-Sands
   River Kent
Arnside
   branch to WCML at Hincaster
Silverdale
   West Coast Main Line northbound
   Leeds to Morecambe Line
Carnforth
   Morecambe Branch Line
Lancaster
   West Coast Main Line southbound


The Furness Line, in North West England, runs from Barrow-in-Furness to Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands, connecting with the West Coast Main Line at Carnforth. Along with the Cumbrian Coast Line, which runs north from Barrow to Whitehaven, Workington and Carlisle, it is considered one of the most scenic routes in England.

Towns and villages along the routes are listed below.

Train services are primarily operated by TransPennine Express between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster or Manchester. From Lancaster the trains use the West Coast Main Line and then follow the Manchester-Preston Line from Preston. In addition, local services are operated by Northern Rail between Lancaster and Barrow, with some continuing to Sellafield or Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast Line.