Kendal railway station

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Kendal National Rail
Kendal7.jpg
Former First North Western Class 175 Coradia unit no. 175115 departs Kendal with a service to Windermere
Location
PlaceKendal
Local authoritySouth Lakeland
Grid referenceSD519932
Operations
Station codeKEN
Managed byNorthern Trains
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 0.225 million
2015/16Decrease 0.215 million
2016/17Decrease 0.204 million
2017/18Increase 0.209 million
2018/19Decrease 0.173 million
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 Kendal from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kendal railway station is a railway station serving the market town of Kendal in Cumbria, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and is operated by Northern Trains who provide all passenger train services.

History[edit]

The station opened on 28 September 1846[1] as the temporary terminus of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway. Through trains operated from 20 April 1847[2] when the Kendal and Windermere Railway opened its line to Windermere.

The second platform at the station was taken out of use when the line was singled in May 1973. A car park now occupies the site of the demolished Oxenholme-bound platform, signal box and goods depot. The signal box was dismantled after closure and rebuilt at Kirkby Stephen on the Settle-Carlisle Line. The former station building survives but no longer forms part of the station itself (now in private commercial use).

Description[edit]

It is on the Windermere Branch Line from Oxenholme to Windermere. It is operated by Northern. It only has one platform, which has a stone-built shelter. The station is unstaffed: passengers must buy tickets in advance or from the conductor on board the train. Train running information is provided via digital CIS displays, a customer help point and timetable posters. Step-free access is available from the car park and main entrance to the platform.[3]

The station is served by one train per hour in each direction between Windermere and Oxenholme, with some services running direct to Manchester Airport. Passengers for most other destinations must change at Oxenholme.[4]

Services are operated with Class 153, Class 156 and also Class 185 Pennine Diesel Multiple Units subleased from TransPennine Express units since the incorporation of the route into the Northern franchise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway to Kendal". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. Scotland. 30 September 1846. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Opening of the Kendal and Windermere Railway". Westmorland Gazette. England. 24 April 1847. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Kendal station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 83 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Burneside   Northern Trains
Windermere Branch Line
  Oxenholme
Windermere   Northern Connect
Windermere - Manchester Airport
  Oxenholme
Burneside    

Coordinates: 54°19′55″N 2°44′24″W / 54.332°N 2.740°W / 54.332; -2.740