Braystones railway station

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Braystones National Rail
Braystones-station.jpg
View north-west, towards Nethertown
Location
PlaceBeckermet
Local authorityCopeland
Coordinates54°26′24″N 3°32′35″W / 54.440°N 3.543°W / 54.440; -3.543Coordinates: 54°26′24″N 3°32′35″W / 54.440°N 3.543°W / 54.440; -3.543
Grid referenceNY000060
Operations
Station codeBYS
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 620
2014/15Increase 892
2015/16Increase 1,028
2016/17Decrease 956
2017/18Increase 992
History
Original companyWhitehaven and Furness Junction Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
21 July 1849Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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.

Braystones railway station serves the villages of Braystones and Beckermet in Cumbria, as well as caravan sites and beach bungalows in the vicinity.

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....".[1]

History[edit]

A 1903 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (right) railways in the vicinity of Braystones
View NW, towards Whitehaven in 1961

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.[2] It was opened in stages, and the first section, that between Whitehaven and Ravenglass opened either on 1 June 1849[3] or on 21 July 1849.[4]

The station buildings are still extant however are in private ownership. A bus-stop style shelter is provided on the single platform.

Service[edit]

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;[5] the first to run over this section since 1976.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pearson's Railway Rides, The Cumbrian Coast. J M Pearson & Son, Staffs, 1992.
  2. ^ Rush, Robert W. (1973). The Furness Railway 1843-1923. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Lingfield: Oakwood Press. pp. 33–34. OL35.
  3. ^ Rush 1973, p. 34
  4. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 42, 195, 248. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  5. ^ Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2018

External links[edit]

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