Ramsden Dock railway station

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Ramsden Dock
Place Barrow-in-Furness
Area South Lakeland
Coordinates 54°05′43″N 3°13′40″W / 54.0954°N 3.2279°W / 54.0954; -3.2279Coordinates: 54°05′43″N 3°13′40″W / 54.0954°N 3.2279°W / 54.0954; -3.2279
Grid reference SD 197 673
Original company Furness Railway
Pre-grouping Furness Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2[1][2]
1 June 1881 Station opened as Ramsden Dock
1 June 1882 Renamed Barrow Ramsden Dock
April 1915 Last train
8 December 1937 Officially closed[3]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Ramsden Dock railway station (also known as Barrow Island and officially as Barrow Ramsden Dock) was the terminus of the Furness Railway's Ramsden Dock Branch in Barrow-in-Furness, England.[4]

The station operated between 1881 and 1915.[5] Located at the southern tip of Barrow Island alongside Ramsden Dock it primarily served the adjacent Walney Channel passenger ferry terminal.[6] It was accessible by Ramsden Dock Road and the Barrow-in-Furness Tramway.

The station building was demolished in the 1940s, while the rail line leading to it was completely removed in the 1990s. No evidence of either remain and a windfarm operations centre has been built on the site.


  1. ^ Norman 1994, p. 110.
  2. ^ Andrews 2003, p. 61.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 28.
  4. ^ Jowett 1989, Map 35.
  5. ^ "Ramsden Dock Station". Old Cumbria Gazetteer. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Go Anywhere On a Boat From Barrow". North West Evening Mail. Archived from the original on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 


  • Andrews, Michael (2003). The Furness Railway in and around Barrow. Pinner: Cumbrian Railways Association. ISBN 978-0-9540232-1-8. 
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Norman, K.J. (1994). Railway Heritage, The Furness Railway. Wadenhoe: Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-016-9. 

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