Furness line

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Furness line
Northern Rail Class 153, 153352, platform 5, Lancaster railway station (geograph 4499730).jpg
A Northern Rail Class 153 at Lancaster railway station
Overview
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale Cumbria
Lancashire
Furness
Barrow-in-Furness
North West England
Operation
Owner Network Rail
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
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

The Furness line, in North West England, runs from Barrow-in-Furness to Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands, connecting with the West Coast Main Line at Carnforth. Along with the Cumbrian Coast line, which runs north from Barrow to Whitehaven, Workington and Carlisle, it is considered one of the most scenic routes in England.

Towns and villages along the routes are listed below.

Train services are operated by Northern between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster or Manchester Airport. From Lancaster the trains use the West Coast Main Line and then follow the Manchester–Preston line from Preston (these were previously operated by First TransPennine Express until 31 March 2016). In addition, local services are operated between Lancaster and Barrow, with some continuing to Sellafield or Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast line.

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