Burneside railway station

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Burneside National Rail
Burneside railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceBurneside
Local authoritySouth Lakeland
Grid referenceSD502957
Operations
Station codeBUD
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 15,996
2014/15Decrease 14,258
2015/16Increase 16,066
2016/17Decrease 14,260
2017/18Increase 18,048
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 Burneside from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Burneside railway station is in Burneside, Cumbria, England. The station is situated on the Windermere Branch Line from Oxenholme to Windermere. To the east of the station can be found the only two semaphore signals on the line guarding the manually operated road crossing.

History[edit]

The station opened on 20 April 1847[1] as part of the Kendal and Windermere Railway. From 1880 to 1972 the station had a connection to the Burneside Paper Mills Tramway.

This line was subsequently acquired by the London and North Western Railway, and became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 Grouping. The station is reached via a short approach road from the centre of Burneside village. The two original platforms were staggered, with the up platform located on the Windermere side of the access crossing, and the down platform located on the Kendal side. Designed and operated as a busy mainline double track railway, through trains operated between Windermere and a variety of destinations, including London. Burneside station had goods sidings and a goods yard for freight services.

Freight services were ended on the line in 1972, and the gradual reduction in passenger services culminated in 1973 when the line was reconfigured as a single-track railway, resulting in the closure of the former down platform. All trains, in both directions, have used the original up platform since 1973.

Services[edit]

Northern Route 6
Carlisle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Dalston Parking
Wigton Parking Bicycle facilities
Aspatria Parking Bicycle facilities
Maryport Parking Bicycle facilities
Flimby
Workington Parking
Harrington Parking
Parton Parking
Whitehaven Parking Bicycle facilities
Corkickle
St Bees Parking
Nethertown Parking
Braystones
Sellafield Parking
Windermere Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Seascale Parking Bicycle facilities
Drigg
Ravenglass Heritage railway
Staveley Bicycle facilities
Bootle Bicycle facilities
Burneside Bicycle facilities
Silecroft
Millom Parking Bicycle facilities
Kendal Parking Bicycle facilities
Green Road Parking
Foxfield
Kirkby-in-Furness Bicycle facilities
Oxenholme Lake District Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Askam Parking
Barrow-in-Furness Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Roose
Dalton Bicycle facilities
Ulverston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Cark Parking
Kents Bank
Grange-over-Sands Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Arnside Bicycle facilities
Silverdale Bicycle facilities
Carnforth Parking
Lancaster Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Preston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Manchester Oxford Road
Manchester Piccadilly Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink
Manchester Airport Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Airport interchange Manchester Metrolink

There is an hourly service to Windermere, and return to Oxenholme. A small number of services continue to Preston and Manchester.[2] The station has been refurbished, and has a small waiting shelter, as well as other limited passenger facilities such as benches and electronic train information.

Until December 2012 Burneside was a request stop.

View SE, towards Oxenholme in 1966
Track from the former railway goods yard, now in the driveway of houses built on the site.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Staveley   Northern
Windermere Branch Line
  Kendal
Staveley   Northern Connect
Windermere - Manchester Airport
(limited service)
  Kendal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Kendal and Windermere Railway". Westmorland Gazette. England. 24 April 1847. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 83 (Network Rail)

Coordinates: 54°21′18″N 2°45′58″W / 54.355°N 2.766°W / 54.355; -2.766