Silverdale railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Lancashire. For the former railway station in Staffordshire, see Silverdale (Staffordshire) railway station.
Silverdale National Rail
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Location
Place Silverdale
Local authority Lancaster
Coordinates 53°10′12″N 2°48′14″W / 53.170°N 2.804°W / 53.170; -2.804Coordinates: 53°10′12″N 2°48′14″W / 53.170°N 2.804°W / 53.170; -2.804
Grid reference SD476751
Operations
Station code SVR
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  34,419
2005/06 Decrease 33,520
2006/07 Increase 36,082
2007/08 Increase 42,268
2008/09 Increase 45,080
2009/10 Increase 45,125
2010/11 Increase 47,024
2011/12 Decrease 44,566
2012/13 Increase 45,818
History
Original company Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway
Pre-grouping Furness Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
1 September 1857 Opened as Knowllys Hill[1]
Unknown Renamed Silverdale[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Silverdale from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Silverdale railway station serves the village of Silverdale in Lancashire, England. It is on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster. The station and the majority of trains serving it are operated by Northern Rail.

Station[edit]

There is no footbridge or underpass: passengers cross the line at track level. The station buildings have been converted for residential use. There is a small car park.

The station is conveniently situated for visitors to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, a few minutes' walk away.

Services[edit]

Silverdale is generally served by the hourly Furness Line services from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness operated by Northern Rail who also manage the station and First TransPennine Express. Several longer-distance trains to Carlisle and Manchester call at the station throughout the day.

The Silverdale Shuttle bus service L2 runs between the station and the village, connecting with train arrivals and operating on a "hail and ride" basis.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, R. V. J. (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. p. 137. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Lancashire County Council. "Carnforth Connect incorporating Silverdale Shuttle" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-04-12. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
First TransPennine Express
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