Braystones railway station

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Braystones National Rail
Braystones-station.jpg
View north-west, towards Nethertown
Location
Place Beckermet
Local authority Copeland
Coordinates 54°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 reference NY000060
Operations
Station code BYS
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 966
2012/13 Increase 1,046
2013/14 Decrease 620
2014/15 Increase 892
2015/16 Increase 1,028
History
Original company Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Furness Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
21 July 1849 Station opened
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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.
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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]

The service is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services. Four trains call in each direction (on request) Monday to Friday and four southbound & five northbound on Saturdays. There is no late evening or Sunday service.[5]

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. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 100 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

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Cumbrian Coast Line
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