Seascale railway station

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Seascale National Rail
Seascale railway station in 2007.jpg
Location
Place Seascale
Local authority Copeland
Grid reference NY036011
Operations
Station code SSC
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 37,438
2012/13 Decrease 32,840
2013/14 Increase 33,702
2014/15 Increase 36,410
2015/16 Increase 36,856
History
Key dates Opened 1849 (1849)
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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.
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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 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]).

Passenger trains frequencies have improved slightly since the December 2008 timetable change (there are now twelve departures per day to Barrow & eleven to Carlisle on weekdays, with one fewer each way on Saturdays),[5] although there is no evening or Sunday service. Much of the freight traffic through the station is associated with the operations of the nuclear site at Sellafield.

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 - SeascaleCumbrian Coast Line website; Retrieved 14 November 2016
  5. ^ Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2016

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Cumbrian Coast Line
Mondays-Saturdays only

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