Seascale railway station

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Seascale National Rail
Seascale railway station in 2007.jpg
Location
PlaceSeascale
Local authorityCopeland
Grid referenceNY036011
Operations
Station codeSSC
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 33,702
2014/15Increase 36,410
2015/16Increase 36,856
2016/17Increase 40,464
2017/18Decrease 37,034
History
Key datesOpened 1849 (1849)
National RailUK railway stations
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* 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 14 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[1] 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.[2]

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),[citation needed] 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.[3] 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[4]).

Services[edit]

Since the May 2018 timetable change, a basic hourly service (with some shorter intervals) runs through the day until mid-evening.[5] A Sunday service also now operates (seven northbound, nine southbound) - the first time such a service has run since May 1976.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway". Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser. 12 June 1849. p. 4. (account of BoT inspection, which lists stations)
  2. ^ "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)
  3. ^ Seascale station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 2 December 2016
  4. ^ "Places to Visit - Seascale" Cumbrian Coast Line website; Retrieved 14 November 2016
  5. ^ Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2019

External links[edit]

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Cumbrian Coast Line

Coordinates: 54°23′46″N 3°29′06″W / 54.396°N 3.485°W / 54.396; -3.485