Parton railway station
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Parton Railway Station serves the village of Parton in Cumbria, England. The railway station is a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 38 miles (61 km) south west of Carlisle, operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.
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, 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 & demolished due to its deteriorating condition in May 2010 (control passing to the adjacent box at Whitehaven Bransty).
There are no permanent buildings here other than brick shelters on each platform. The station isn't 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 and timetable posters. No step-free access is available to either platform.
It has generally an hourly service to Carlisle and Whitehaven, with eleven services per day continuing south to Barrow-in-Furness and beyond. On Sundays, four trains run each way, to Carlisle and Whitehaven only.
- "The railway lines alarmingly close to the sea" Higham, Nick BBC News article 4 February 2015; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- Photo of line north of Parton, where it becomes single Crawford, E Railscot; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- Network Rail Document Resource Library - Parton Signal Box Abolition Notices 2009 Network Rail website; Retrieved 2010-12-30
- Parton railway station, Cumbria Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- Parton Station Information Northern website; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- GB eNRT May 2016 Edition, Table 100 (Network Rail)
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Cumbrian Coast Line