* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Harrington from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
A 1914 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing the complex network which existed in the Workington area
The station came to national prominence in 2008 when it was chosen as the initial site for the installation of an experimental ramp to raise the height of the platform to improve access to modern rolling stock. Christened the Harrington Hump, the ramp was built for £25,000 - 10% of the estimated cost of the conventional rebuilding that would have otherwise been required to make the platform fully DDA compliant. The modular design has since been deployed at several other rural stations across the UK where the cost of platform upgrades would otherwise have been considered prohibitive.
There is generally an hourly service to/from Carlisle and Whitehaven, with ten trains per day continuing southbound to Barrow-in-Furness. On Sundays four trains run each way, to Carlisle and Whitehaven only.