Drigg railway station
Drigg railway station in 2004
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Drigg railway station serves the villages of Drigg and Holmrook in Cumbria, England. The railway station is a request stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 15 miles (24 km) south of Whitehaven. It is unstaffed, but the main station building still stands and is in private commercial use as a cafe & craft shop.
It is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services. There is a level crossing with manually-operated gates over the tracks at the south end of the station, which is controlled from the adjacent signal box. The road across also provides step-free access to each platform, but the platforms are lower than standard and not suitable for mobility-impaired passengers. Waiting shelters and timetable posters are located on each side - train running information can also obtained for the station by telephone. No ticket facilities are offered, so these must be bought prior to travel or on the train.
A short distance from the station heavy secured sidings take special trains carrying nuclear materials to the Low Level Waste Repository where they are buried. Paul Merton visited the station en-route to the Repository in the first episode of his 2016 travel documentary Paul Merton's Secret Stations.
There is now an hourly service to this request stop southbound to Barrow-in-Furness and northbound to Whitehaven, Workington and Carlisle for much of the day (with slightly longer gaps in the early morning and late afternoon). A few through trains continue south of Barrow along the Furness Line to Lancaster.
There is no service after 19.00 each evening or on Sundays.
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