Silecroft railway station

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Silecroft National Rail
Silecroft goods trade - geograph.org.uk - 279363.jpg
Location
PlaceSilecroft
Local authorityCopeland
Grid referenceSD130819
Operations
Station codeSIC
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 11,496
2014/15Decrease 10,372
2015/16Decrease 9,862
2016/17Decrease 8,104
2017/18Decrease 7,030
History
Key datesOpened 1850 (1850)
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 Silecroft from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Silecroft Railway Station serves the village of Silecroft in Cumbria, England. It is also the nearest station to the neighbouring communities of Kirksanton & Haverigg and for the 1970 ft (600 m) Black Combe mountain to the east. It was opened along with the line in 1850 by the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway.

The railway station is a request stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 19 miles (31 km) north east of Barrow-in-Furness and one of the many level crossings on this section of the route is controlled from the signal box at its south end.[1]

Some through trains to the Furness Line towards Lancaster & Preston stop here. It is operated by Northern, which provides all the passenger train services.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed and (like many others on this route) has no ticket machine - passengers must buy on the train or in advance of their journey. There are shelters and information posters on each platform, along with a telephone for obtaining train running details. Level access is available to both platforms, but these are lower than standard and need portable steps for entry or exit from the train (so the station is not suitable for wheelchair users).[2]

Services[edit]

Monday to Saturdays there is generally an hourly request service southbound to Barrow and northbound towards Whitehaven and Carlisle, although there are one or two longer gaps at certain times of day.

A Sunday service was introduced at the May 2018 timetable change, along with additional evening trains on weekdays.[3] The Sunday service is the first to be provided here for more than 40 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Places to Visit - Silecroft" Cumbrian Coast Line website; Retrieved 14 November 2016
  2. ^ Silecroft station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 2 December 2016
  3. ^ Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2019

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern
Cumbrian Coast Line
Mondays-Saturdays only

Coordinates: 54°13′34″N 3°20′06″W / 54.226°N 3.335°W / 54.226; -3.335