Maryport railway station

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Maryport National Rail
Maryport
Maryport railway station in 1951
Location
Place Maryport
Local authority Allerdale
Grid reference NY037361
Operations
Station code MRY
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   59,058
2005/06 Increase 61,408
2006/07 Decrease 60,119
2007/08 Increase 82,066
2008/09 Decrease 59,154
2009/10 Increase 117,162
2010/11 Decrease 110,986
2011/12 Decrease 104,630
2012/13 Decrease 103,260
History
Key dates Opened 1840 (1840)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maryport from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Maryport Railway Station serves the town of Maryport in Cumbria, England. The railway station is a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 27 miles (44 km) south west of Carlisle. It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services. It is unstaffed (there are no longer any station buildings, just simple waiting shelters) and passengers must buy their ticket on the train or at an automatic ticket machine outside the platform. The station is somewhat unusual in that it consists of a single bi-directional platform rather than the usual two side platforms used elsewhere on the double track sections of the Cumbrian Coast line. Southbound trains have to cross over to the northbound line to reach the platform before returning to the correct line south of the station. This can cause delays if two trains are scheduled to call in quick succession or if one or more trains are running late. Network Rail plans to address this issue as part of a future resignalling scheme[1]

History[edit]

A 1904 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (left) railways in the vicinity of Maryport (M&C in pink; LNWR in red)

Two railway companies originally served the town - the Maryport and Carlisle Railway (M&C), which opened the line to Carlisle in stages between 1840 & 1845 and the Whitehaven Junction Railway which ran southwards to Workington & Whitehaven and opened in 1847. The latter company was taken over by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1866, but the M&C remained independent right up until absorption into the LMS in January 1923.[2]

Service[edit]

There is generally an hourly service northbound to Carlisle and southbound to Whitehaven with most daytime trains going forward to Barrow-in-Furness (ten per day) and certain trains through to Lancaster (four) and Preston (two).[3] On Sundays there are four trains each way to Carlisle and Whitehaven only.

In the aftermath of the 2009 Cumbria floods, an additional hourly shuttle service operated southbound stopping at stations to Workington. All services between Workington, Workington North, Flimby and Maryport were free of charge until this service was terminated on 28 May 2010.

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External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Historical railways
Dearham Bridge
Line open, station closed
  Maryport and Carlisle Railway   Terminus

Coordinates: 54°42′43″N 3°29′42″W / 54.712°N 3.495°W / 54.712; -3.495