Parton railway station

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National Rail
Parton Railway Station (geograph 6331807).jpg
General information
LocationParton, Copeland
Coordinates54°34′14″N 3°34′50″W / 54.5705144°N 3.5806556°W / 54.5705144; -3.5806556Coordinates: 54°34′14″N 3°34′50″W / 54.5705144°N 3.5806556°W / 54.5705144; -3.5806556
Grid referenceNX979206
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Other information
Station codePRN
ClassificationDfT category F2
Original companyWhitehaven Junction Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail (London Midland Region)
Key dates
19 March 1847Opened
2017/18Increase 7,426
2018/19Decrease 6,508
2019/20Increase 9,134
2020/21Decrease 2,686
2021/22Increase 6,730
Parton is located in the Borough of Copeland
Location in Copeland, Cumbria
Parton is located in Cumbria
Location in Cumbria, England
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Parton railway station is a railway station serving the village of Parton in Cumbria, England. It is on the Cumbrian Coast Line, which runs between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.

Immediately north and south of Parton, the line runs almost on the seashore, at the foot of cliffs which require supervision and occasional stabilisation to prevent landslides. Sea erosion is also a danger,[1] and 15 m.p.h speed restrictions are in force over much of the section between here and Harrington, which is restricted to a single line.

There was a signal box immediately to the north of the station that formerly controlled this section, but this was closed and demolished due to its deteriorating condition in May 2010 (control passing to the adjacent box at Whitehaven Bransty).[2]


There are no permanent buildings here other than brick shelters on each platform.[3] The station is not staffed and anyone wishing to travel must buy their ticket on the train or in advance, as no ticket machine is available. Train running information is provided by telephone, digital CIS screens and timetable posters. No step-free access is available to either platform.[4]


Northern Trains
Route 6
Cumbrian Coast, Furness
and Windermere Lines
Carlisle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Dalston Parking
Wigton Parking Bicycle facilities
Aspatria Parking Bicycle facilities
Maryport Parking Bicycle facilities
Workington Parking
Harrington Parking
Parton Parking
Whitehaven Parking Bicycle facilities
St Bees Parking
Nethertown Parking
Sellafield Parking
Seascale Parking Bicycle facilities
Ravenglass for Eskdale Heritage railway
Bootle Bicycle facilities
Millom Parking Bicycle facilities
Green Road Parking
Kirkby-in-Furness Bicycle facilities
Askam Parking
Barrow-in-Furness Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Dalton Bicycle facilities
Ulverston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Cark & Cartmel Parking
Kents Bank
Grange-over-Sands Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Arnside Bicycle facilities
Silverdale Bicycle facilities
Carnforth Parking
Windermere Parking
Staveley Bicycle facilities
Burneside Bicycle facilities
Kendal Parking Bicycle facilities
Oxenholme Lake District Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Lancaster Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Preston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Wigan North Western Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Manchester Oxford Road
Manchester Piccadilly Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink
Mauldeth Road Parking
Burnage Bicycle facilities
East Didsbury Parking Manchester Metrolink
Gatley Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Heald Green Bicycle facilities
Manchester Airport Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink Airport interchange

There is generally an hourly service northbound to Carlisle and southbound to Whitehaven with most trains going onward to Barrow-in-Furness (no late evening service operates south of Whitehaven).[5] A few through trains operate to/from Lancaster via the Furness Line.

Train operator Northern introduced a regular through service to Barrow via the coast at the May 2018 timetable change, the first such service south of Whitehaven for more than 40 years. Services run approximately hourly from mid-morning until early evening, with later trains terminating at Whitehaven. This represents a major upgrade on the former infrequent service of four per day each way to/from Whitehaven only that previously operated.


  1. ^ "The railway lines alarmingly close to the sea" Higham, Nick BBC News article 4 February 2015; Retrieved 5 December 2016
  2. ^ Network Rail Document Resource Library - Parton Signal Box Abolition Notices 2009 Network Rail website; Retrieved 2010-12-30
  3. ^ Parton railway station, Cumbria Thompson, Nigel; Retrieved 5 December 2016
  4. ^ Parton Station Information Northern website; Retrieved 5 December 2016
  5. ^ GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 100

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Harrington   Northern Trains
Cumbrian Coast Line
  Historical railways  
Harrington   London and North Western Railway
Whitehaven Junction Railway