Drigg railway station

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Drigg National Rail
Drigg railway station in 2004.jpg
Drigg railway station in 2004
Location
Place Holmrook
Local authority Copeland
Grid reference SD063988
Operations
Station code DRI
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 12,078
2012/13 Increase 12,592
2013/14 Decrease 10,970
2014/15 Decrease 10,466
2015/16 Increase 11,312
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Drigg from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.[1] It is unstaffed, but the main station building still stands and is in private commercial use as a cafe & craft shop.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Service[edit]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2016
  2. ^ "Places to Visit - Drigg"Cumbrian Coast Line website; Retrieved 14 November 2016
  3. ^ Drigg station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 2 December 2016
  4. ^ Paul Merton's Secret Stations - Episode Guide Channel 4 website; Retrieved 2 December 2016

External links[edit]

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Cumbrian Coast Line
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Coordinates: 54°22′37″N 3°26′35″W / 54.377°N 3.443°W / 54.377; -3.443