Dalston (Cumbria) railway station

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This article is about a railway station in Cumbria. For the stations serving the area of Dalston in the London Borough of Hackney, see Dalston Junction railway station and Dalston Kingsland railway station.
Not to be confused with Dalston (London) railway station.
Dalston National Rail
Dalston Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Dalston
Local authority Carlisle
Coordinates 54°50′46″N 2°59′20″W / 54.846°N 2.989°W / 54.846; -2.989Coordinates: 54°50′46″N 2°59′20″W / 54.846°N 2.989°W / 54.846; -2.989
Grid reference NY366506
Operations
Station code DLS
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 28,764
2012/13 Decrease 24,836
2013/14 Decrease 24,014
2014/15 Decrease 23,206
2015/16 Decrease 20,262
History
Key dates Opened 1844 (1844)
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 Dalston from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Dalston railway station serves the town of Dalston in Cumbria, England. The railway station is a request stop on the northern part of the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 3.7 miles (6 km) south west of Carlisle.

It is operated by Northern, who provide all passenger train services and like most of the stations on this line is unstaffed, so passengers need to purchase tickets on the train.[1] Step-free access is available to both platforms and train running information is provided by telephone and timetable posters.

History[edit]

It was opened in 1844[2] by the Maryport and Carlisle Railway, with trains running through to Maryport from the beginning of the following year. It became an unstaffed halt in 1967, but has kept its period stone waiting shelter on the northbound platform, lattice footbridge[3] and main buildings on the opposite side (the latter are in private commercial use). It is also one of the last active freight locations on this route - an oil terminal on the eastern side of the line just south of the station receives regular trainloads of fuel oil from Grangemouth Refinery in Scotland. Two crossovers operated from ground frames located at the station are used for shunting purposes when trains require access to the terminal sidings.

Services[edit]

There is generally an hourly service northbound to Carlisle and southbound to Whitehaven with most trains going onwards to Barrow-in-Furness (no evening service operates south of Whitehaven).[4] On Sundays there are now four trains each way to Carlisle and Whitehaven only.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dalston (Cumbria) station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 5 December 2016
  2. ^ Dalston Station on Geograph.org Thompson, Nigel; Retrieved 2013-10-17
  3. ^ Old Cumbria Gazetteer - Dalston Station Retrieved 2013-10-17
  4. ^ GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 100

External links[edit]


Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Cumbrian Coast Line
Historical railways
Line open, station closed
Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Line open, station closed