Furness Abbey railway station

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Furness Abbey
Location
Place Barrow in Furness
Area Barrow in Furness
Grid reference SD 218 719
Operations
Original company Furness Railway
Pre-grouping Furness Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
1846 (1846) Opened
1950 Closed
1950 Demolished
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Furness Abbey is a former railway station in the Barrow-in-Furness area of the Furness Peninsula, England.

Furness Line
Cumbrian Coast Line
Barrow-in-Furness
Furness Railway
to Barrow Docks
Power Station
Salthouse Halt
Roose
Furness Abbey
Dalton
Lindal
Ulverston
to Bardsea
to Lakeside
River Leven
Cark and Cartmel
Kents Bank
Grange-over-Sands
River Kent
Arnside
branch to WCML
at Hincaster
Silverdale
West Coast Main Line
Leeds to Morecambe Line
Carnforth
Morecambe Branch Line
Lancaster
West Coast Main Line

Context[edit]

Furness Abbey Station was situated at the southern end of the Furness Abbey complex. It served the nearby local attraction, the ruins of Furness Abbey, the Furness Abbey Hotel and the few houses and farms scattered about the general area. The Cistercian Way, which begins at Furness Abbey is a walking trail to Dalton-in-Furness made famous by the poet William Wordsworth.

History[edit]

The Furness Railway was authorised in 1844 to build a line which would link Kirkby-in-Furness with Dalton-in-Furness. The railway was extended in places and subsequently took over the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway and the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway. The station at Furness Abbey was opened in 1846 and began receiving passengers from further afield in 1862 (when the London and North Western Railway was directly linked). Passengers had already begun to travel from West Cumbria from 1865.

Services[edit]

Services stopped at Furness Abbey to allow passengers to use the Furness Abbey Hotel, owned by the railway company. All services north of Barrow had to travel back to Furness Abbey towards Dalton, where they reversed at Dalton Jcn and continued onto Askam.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bradshaw, George (1985) [1922]. July 1922 Railway Guide. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. 
  • Broughton, John R (1996). Past and Present Special: The Furness Railway. Wadenhoe, Peterborough: Past and Present Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 85895 126 7. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Rush, Robert W. (1973). The Furness Railway 1843-1923. The Oakwood Library of Railway History. Lingfield: Oakwood Press. OL35. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Historical railways Following station


Dalton
Line and station open
  Furness Railway   Roose
Line and station open
Dalton
Line and station open
  Furness Railway   Rampside
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 54°8′14.7″N 3°11′51.6″W / 54.137417°N 3.197667°W / 54.137417; -3.197667