North West England
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
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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.
- Cark and Cartmel
- Kents Bank
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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