Braystones railway station
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View north-west, towards Nethertown
|Number of platforms||1|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Original company||Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|21 July 1849||Station opened|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Braystones from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
The station is an unstaffed request stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line. It is situated directly on the coast in a remote location. Pearson's 1992 railway guide is moved to comment, "The tiny halts at Braystones and Nethertown are as remote as anything British Rail has to offer....".
The Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway was authorised in 1847 for a line which would link the town of Whitehaven with the Furness Railway at Broughton-in-Furness. It was opened in stages, and the first section, that between Whitehaven and Ravenglass opened either on 1 June 1849 or on 21 July 1849.
The station buildings are still extant however are in private ownership. A bus-stop style shelter is provided on the single platform.
As of the 30 June 2019 timetable, six trains call in each direction (on request) from Monday to Friday, with seven northbound and five southbound trains on Saturdays. There is no late evening service, but a limited Sunday service of four trains in each direction (on request) was introduced at the May 2018 timetable change; the first to run over this section since 1976.
- Pearson's Railway Rides, The Cumbrian Coast. J M Pearson & Son, Staffs, 1992.
- Rush, Robert W. (1973). The Furness Railway 1843-1923. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Lingfield: Oakwood Press. pp. 33–34. OL35.
- Rush 1973, p. 34
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 42, 195, 248. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
- Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2018
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Cumbrian Coast Line
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