Kirkby-in-Furness railway station

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Kirkby-in-Furness National Rail
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Kirkby-in-Furness railway station
Location
Place Kirkby-in-Furness
Local authority South Lakeland
Grid reference SD226825
Operations
Station code KBF
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 Increase 15,520
2012/13 Increase 16,620
2013/14 Decrease 15,194
2014/15 Decrease 14,340
2015/16 Decrease 12,596
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Kirkby-in-Furness from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Kirkby-in-Furness railway station serves the village of Kirkby-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. The railway station is a request stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line. Some through trains to the Furness Line stop here. It is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.

The name Kirkby-in-Furness did not exist until the creation of the railway line. The village in fact is an amalgamation of six smaller villages/hamlets.[1] The name Kirkby was chosen almost at random by the train company for the station and was eventually used for the collection of villages. In Victorian times it gained some fame as the station with the longest platform seat in the country. This though was removed many years ago.

Facilities[edit]

There are no longer any permanent buildings at the station apart from a footbridge and shelters on each platform (that on the northbound one being the more substantial).[2] No ticket facilities are available, so they must be purchased on the train or prior to travel.[3] Step-free access is available to both platforms, though this requires the use of a barrow crossing for northbound passengers and so care must be taken when used. Train running information is provided by telephone and timetable posters.

Services[edit]

There is a basic hourly service in each direction, northwards to Millom, Whitehaven & Carlisle (one train terminates at Sellafield) and southwards to Barrow-in-Furness. Three trains per day continue through to Lancaster on weekdays (four on Saturdays) and one to Preston (two on Saturdays).[4] The last two evening northbound trains terminate at Millom.

There is no Sunday service (though Northern plan to introduce one in the future).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Places to visit - Kirkby-in-Furness Cumbrian Coast Line; Retrieved 1 December 2016
  2. ^ Kirkby-in-Furness station Old Cumbria Gazetteer; Retrieved 1 December 2016
  3. ^ Kirkby-in-Furness station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 1 December 2016
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2016 Edition, Table 100 (Network Rail)

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Coordinates: 54°13′55″N 3°11′20″W / 54.232°N 3.189°W / 54.232; -3.189