Dalton railway station

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Dalton National Rail
Dalton railway station in 2008.jpg
Location
PlaceDalton-in-Furness
Local authorityBarrow-in-Furness
Coordinates54°09′14″N 3°10′44″W / 54.154°N 3.179°W / 54.154; -3.179Coordinates: 54°09′14″N 3°10′44″W / 54.154°N 3.179°W / 54.154; -3.179
Grid referenceSD231737
Operations
Station codeDLT
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 61,222
2015/16Increase 67,056
2016/17Increase 76,690
2017/18Decrease 73,378
2018/19Decrease 64,192
History
Original companyFurness Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
24 August 1846 (1846-08-24)Station opened
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Dalton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Northern Route 6
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Dalton railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Dalton-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. It is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster.

The station is owned by Network Rail and is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.

History[edit]

Construction of the Furness Railway was authorised in May 1844.[1] It was opened in stages: the line between Dalton and Barrow was in use (on an unofficial basis) by 3 June 1846, as was the line between Salthouse Junction and Piel. A line between Dalton and Kirkby was opened on 12 August 1846, when the earlier sections were officially opened.[2] Dalton station was opened to passengers on 24 August 1846.[3] An eastward extension from Dalton to Ulverston was authorised on 27 July 1846; it did not open until April 1854.[4]

The station once had three platforms, however only two are in use today. The disused one is adjacent to the Barrow-bound platform and separated by a wooden fence. The area is now very overgrown and inaccessible to the public.

Facilities and services[edit]

The station is operated by Northern. It is unstaffed, with a card only ticket machine on the southbound side - passengers have to obtain a promise to pay notice to pay by cash on board the train.[5] Digital signs and timetable posters are provided on each platform for train running information purposes. The station buildings are no longer in rail use, though shelters are located on each side. Access to the platforms is either via steps from the over bridge at the south end or via paths from adjacent public roads (the latter are step-free).[6]

It receives a roughly hourly service (Mon-Sat) to Lancaster via Ulverston and to Barrow-in-Furness. Some trains continue to Preston and Manchester Airport southbound and to Carlisle via Millom northbound. On Sundays, there is also an hourly service each way, with a few through trains and from Carlisle since the summer 2018 timetable change[7]

Freight Diversionary Line[edit]

Freight trains for the Cumbrian Coast line (most notably Nuclear Reprocessing traffic) leave the line about a kilometre west of Dalton and take the direct line northwards to Askam. This route (the original 1846 line from Kirkby-in-Furness to Dalton) avoids having to go through Barrow station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rush, Robert W. (1973). The Furness Railway 1843-1923. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Lingfield: Oakwood Press. p. 19. OL35.
  2. ^ Rush 1973, pp. 20, 21
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 76. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.
  4. ^ Rush 1973, pp. 21, 24
  5. ^ Dalton (Cumbria) Station Details Northern; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  6. ^ NRE - Dalton Station Details National Rail Enquiries ; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  7. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, December 2019

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Furness Line
Roose   Northern Connect
Barrow-In-Furness - Manchester Airport
(Limited service)
  Ulverston
  Historical railways  
Furness Abbey
Line open, station closed
  Furness Railway   Lindal
Line open, station closed