Kendal railway station

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Kendal National Rail
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Former First North Western Class 175 Coradia unit no. 175115 departs Kendal with a service to Windermere
Location
Place Kendal
Local authority South Lakeland
Grid reference SD519932
Operations
Station code KEN
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F1
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 217,342
2012/13 Increase 224,590
2013/14 Increase 230,522
2014/15 Decrease 224,580
2015/16 Decrease 215,398
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* 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 Kendal in Cumbria, England.

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 to 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. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Opening of the Kendal and Windermere Railway". Westmorland Gazette. England. 24 April 1847. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Kendal station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 83 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External links[edit]

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