Grange-over-Sands railway station

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Grange-over-Sands National Rail
Grange-over-Sands railway station.JPG
Location
PlaceGrange-over-Sands
Local authoritySouth Lakeland
Coordinates54°11′42″N 2°54′11″W / 54.195°N 2.903°W / 54.195; -2.903Coordinates: 54°11′42″N 2°54′11″W / 54.195°N 2.903°W / 54.195; -2.903
Grid referenceSD411781
Operations
Station codeGOS
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Increase 0.154 million
2015/16Decrease 0.151 million
2016/17Increase 0.154 million
2017/18Decrease 0.145 million
2018/19Decrease 0.135 million
History
Key datesOpened 1857 (1857)
Listed status
Listed featureGrange Over Sands Railway Station
Listing gradeGrade II listed
Entry number1269659[1]
Added to list2 May 1975
National RailUK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Grange-over-Sands from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Grange-over-Sands railway station is a Grade II listed[1] railway station that serves the town of Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria, England. It is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster. It is managed by Northern, who replaced former operator First TransPennine Express on 1 April 2016.

History[edit]

The station building was designed by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley for the Furness Railway Company in about 1864.[2] It was extensively restored to its former glory in the late 1990s. The railway through Grange was originally opened on 1 September 1857 by the Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway.[3] The station was initially named Grange, the current name being adopted by the Furness Railway in June 1916. From 1 January 1923, the station was operated by the London Midland & Scottish Railway. At one time the line carried a very heavy industrial traffic to support the iron and steel industry of the Furness area, including coke from County Durham.

Station[edit]

The station is adjacent to the Grange-Over-Sands Promenade which runs along the edge of Morecambe Bay (until the River Kent changed its course, it was alongside the promenade - it is now further out in the bay towards Arnside).

The station booking office is on the "up" (Lancaster) platform and is staffed all week; the "down" (Barrow-in-Furness) platform features a second-hand book-shop named Oversands Bookshop. There is step-free access to both platforms.[4] Digital information screens, customer help points and automatic announcements provide train running information.

There is a small car park at the station, and a bus-stop for local services. The X6 bus operated by Stagecoach also travels to Ulverston and Barrow (westbound) and Kendal (eastbound), departing every hour during the day.[5]

The station was awarded 'Heritage Station of the Year' in 2012.[6]

Services[edit]

Northern Trains Route 6:
Cumbrian Coast & Windermere Lines
Carlisle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Dalston Parking
Wigton Parking Bicycle facilities
Aspatria Parking Bicycle facilities
Maryport Parking Bicycle facilities
Flimby
Workington Parking
Harrington Parking
Parton Parking
Whitehaven Parking Bicycle facilities
Corkickle
St. Bees Parking
Nethertown Parking
Braystones
Sellafield Parking
Seascale Parking Bicycle facilities
Drigg
Ravenglass Heritage railway
Bootle Bicycle facilities
Silecroft
Millom Parking Bicycle facilities
Green Road Parking
Foxfield
Kirkby-in-Furness Bicycle facilities
Askam Parking
Barrow-in-Furness Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Roose
Dalton Bicycle facilities
Ulverston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Cark and Cartmel Parking
Windermere Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Kents Bank
Staveley Bicycle facilities
Grange-over-Sands Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Burneside Bicycle facilities
Arnside Bicycle facilities
Kendal Parking Bicycle facilities
Silverdale Bicycle facilities
Oxenholme Lake District Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Carnforth Parking
Lancaster Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Preston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Wigan North Western Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Manchester Oxford Road
Manchester Piccadilly Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink
Manchester Airport Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Airport interchange Manchester Metrolink
A Northern Class 158 calls with a service to Preston

It is primarily served by local services from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness, with some continuing to Sellafield or Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast Line. A number of southbound services run through to Preston and Manchester Airport via Wigan North Western. There is normally one train an hour in each direction on weekdays & Saturdays (with peak extras) and an hourly service on Sundays.[7] Since the May 2018 timetable change, there is a Sunday service on the Cumbrian Coast and a handful of through trains operate (three each way - connections are available at Barrow at other times).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Grange Over Sands Railway Station (1269659)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 January 2017
  2. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 221, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens. p. 108. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  4. ^ Grange-over-Sands Station Details Northern Station pages; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  5. ^ "Stagecoach Bus X6".
  6. ^ "Annual report for 2012" (pdf). Furness Line. December 2012. p. 5. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  7. ^ GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 82 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Furness Line
Ulverston   Northern Connect
Barrow-In-Furness - Manchester Airport
  Arnside
Cark and Cartmel
(limited service)
   
Kents Bank
(limited service)