Seascale railway station
|Number of platforms||2|
|Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections|
from National Rail Enquiries
|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1849|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Seascale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
Seascale railway station serves the village of Seascale in Cumbria, England. The railway station is situated on the Cumbrian Coast Line, 33 1⁄4 miles (53.5 km) north of Barrow-in-Furness and operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services. Seascale was one of the original stations when the stretch of line between Whitehaven (not the current (Bransty) station, but the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway station at Newtown, later renamed Preston Street) and Ravenglass opened in 1849.
The railway is dual-track as it passes through Seascale. The railway at Seascale passes over three bridges (two paths; one road) and underneath one (footbridge). The views are of St Bees Head and Scotland (to the north), Seascale village (to the east and south) and the Isle of Man (to the west). There are train shelters, passenger information displays and seating on each side but the station is not staffed (though it is one of the few mandatory stops on the route) and tickets must be purchased in advance or on the train. Access to the platforms is step-free on both sides, but the low platforms make the station unsuitable for mobility-impaired users without assistance (a Harrington Hump has been installed here to improve accessibility).
Since the May 2018 timetable change, a basic hourly service (with some shorter intervals) runs through the day until mid-evening. A Sunday service also now operates (seven northbound, nine southbound) - the first time such a service has run since May 1976.
- "Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway". Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser. 12 June 1849. p. 4. (account of BoT inspection, which lists stations)
- "Opening of the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway". Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser. 24 July 1849. p. 4. (account of opening, which promises to list stations, but omits to do so)
- Seascale station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 2 December 2016
- "Places to Visit - Seascale" Cumbrian Coast Line website; Retrieved 14 November 2016
- Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2019
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