Cark and Cartmel railway station

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Cark and Cartmel National Rail
Carkstn.jpg
Main building at Cark & Cartmel station
Location
Place Cark
Local authority South Lakeland
Coordinates 54°10′41″N 2°58′23″W / 54.178°N 2.973°W / 54.178; -2.973Coordinates: 54°10′41″N 2°58′23″W / 54.178°N 2.973°W / 54.178; -2.973
Grid reference SD365762
Operations
Station code CAK
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
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Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  46,598
2005/06 Decrease 43,986
2006/07 Decrease 36,993
2007/08 Increase 51,141
2008/09 Decrease 49,400
2009/10 Decrease 49,378
2010/11 Increase 55,924
2011/12 Decrease 51,690
2012/13 Increase 60,588
2013/14 Increase 64,754
History
Key dates Opened 1857 (1857)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Cark and Cartmel from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Cark and Cartmel railway station (often just Cark railway station) is a railway station that serves the villages of Cark, Flookburgh and Cartmel in Cumbria, England. It is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster.

History[edit]

The station is architecturally interesting, with a main building (see image) erected by the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway (U&LR) in 1857. The station opened on 1 September 1857 as Cark-in-Cartmell. The current name was adopted in 1906. The Furness Railway took over the U&LR on 21 January 1862 and was absorbed into the London Midland & Scottish Railway on 1 January 1923.

The station had a particular importance, as it serves Holker Hall, the home of Lord Cavendish of Furness formerly belonging to the Dukes of Devonshire. Special waiting rooms were provided for the dukes and their guests. The actual building retains many original features and is now a private residence. It extends to approximately one acre of gardens and woodland.

Service[edit]

The station is on the Furness line linking Lancaster and Barrow (though some services extend south to Preston or north east to Carlisle).

  • The station receives a roughly two hour service to Barrow operated by Northern Rail and calling at:
Ulverston, Dalton, Roose and Barrow-in-Furness.
Three of these services continue from Barrow on to Carlisle calling at:
Askam, Kirkby-in-Furness, Foxfield, Green Road, Millom, Silecroft, Bootle, Ravenglass, Drigg, Seascale, Sellafield, Braystones, Nethertown, St Bees, Corkickle, Whitehaven, Parton, Harrington, Workington, Flimby, Maryport, Aspatria, Wigton, Dalston, Carlisle
  • There is also a roughly two hourly service towards Lancaster operated by Northern Rail and calling at:
Kents Bank, Grange over Sands, Arnside, Silverdale, Carnforth and Lancaster. Two services a day are extended to Preston, calling additionally at Preston only
  • There are a number of services a day between Barrow-in-Furness and Manchester Airport operated by First TransPennine Express.

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