Kents Bank railway station

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Kents Bank National Rail
Platforms, Kents Bank Station - geograph.org.uk - 1598073.jpg
Location
Place Kents Bank
Local authority South Lakeland
Grid reference SD396756
Operations
Station code KBK
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 20,658
2012/13 Increase 21,186
2013/14 Increase 23,546
2014/15 Increase 26,180
2015/16 Decrease 25,348
History
Key dates Opened 1857 (1857)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kents Bank from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kents Bank railway station is a railway station that serves the village of Kents Bank in Cumbria, England. It is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster.

The station building was designed by the Lancaster architects Paley and Austin in 1865 for the Furness Railway.[1] Though these remain, they are in private residential use.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed, with no ticket machines available (so travellers must buy these in advance or from the conductor aboard the train).[2] Shelters are located on each platform, along with digital information screens and a P.A system. Access to the northbound platform is via a user-worked barrier level crossing,[3] so whilst it has step-free access disabled travellers should exercise caution when crossing the line.

Services[edit]

Kents Bank is served by Northern, who operate a basic hourly service with some two-hour gaps between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster. Certain northbound trains are extended to Whitehaven & Carlisle and several southbound trains are extended to Preston and Manchester Airport. A two-hourly service runs each way on Sundays.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, James (1998). Sharpe, Paley and Austin: A Lancaster Architectural Practice 1836–1942. Lancaster: Centre for North-West Regional Studies. p. 78. ISBN 1-86220-054-8. 
  2. ^ Kents Bank Station Information National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Kents Bank Station "The Carlisle Kid" Geograph.org; Retrieved 24 November 2016
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 82

External links[edit]


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Coordinates: 54°10′23″N 2°55′30″W / 54.173°N 2.925°W / 54.173; -2.925