Hest Bank South Junction

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A 1913 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (left) railways in the vicinity of Hest Bank South Junction (right of centre)

Hest Bank South Junction is a railway junction in Lancashire, England.[1] It is located where the Morecambe Branch Line joins the former London and North Western Railway (LNWR) line (now the West Coast Main Line (WCML)) in the up direction between Lancaster and Carnforth. It is also known as Morecambe South Junction. This line is currently being considered to become a community railway.[citation needed]


This junction along with Hest Bank North Junction and Bare Lane Junction forms a triangular junction with the WCML. This junction is controlled from Preston Power Signal Box. The section to Bare Lane was double track until the late 1980s.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Oliver, Henry (1894). Hand-book and Appendix of Stations, Junctions, Sidings, Collieries, &c., on the Railways in United Kingdom. McCorquodale & Co., Limited. p. 153. 

Coordinates: 54°04′33″N 2°49′16″W / 54.0757°N 2.8210°W / 54.0757; -2.8210