Silverdale railway station

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This article is about the railway station in Lancashire. For the former railway station in Staffordshire, see Silverdale (Staffordshire) railway station.
Silverdale National Rail
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Location
Place Silverdale
Local authority Lancaster
Coordinates 54°10′11″N 2°48′13″W / 54.16964°N 2.80369°W / 54.16964; -2.80369Coordinates: 54°10′11″N 2°48′13″W / 54.16964°N 2.80369°W / 54.16964; -2.80369
Grid reference SD476751
Operations
Station code SVR
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 44,566
2012/13 Increase 45,818
2013/14 Increase 50,404
2014/15 Increase 59,352
2015/16 Decrease 54,872
History
Original company Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway
Pre-grouping Furness Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
1 September 1857 Opened as Knowllys Hill[1]
Unknown Renamed Silverdale[1]
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Silverdale from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Silverdale railway station serves the village of Silverdale in Lancashire, England. It is on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster. The station and the majority of trains serving it are operated by Northern.

Station[edit]

There is no footbridge or underpass; passengers cross the line at track level via a barrow crossing (so disabled travellers are not recommended to use the southbound platform without assistance).[2] The station buildings have been converted for residential use, but there are shelters on each side.[3] There is a small car park. No ticket machines are available, so travellers must buy them on the train or in advance. Train running information is provided via digital information signs and timetable posters.

The station is conveniently situated for visitors to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, a few minutes' walk away.

Services[edit]

Silverdale is generally served by the hourly Furness Line services from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness operated by Northern who also manage the station. Several longer-distance trains to Carlisle and Manchester Piccadilly call at the station throughout the day.[4]

The Silverdale Shuttle bus service L2 runs between the station and the village, connecting with train arrivals and operating on a "hail and ride" basis.[5]

Friends of Silverdale Station[edit]

In 2015 the "Friends of Silverdale Station" (FOSS) was founded, with the intention of improving and enhancing the station. The group has held working parties to tidy the platforms and plant flowerbeds, and hopes to restore the 1850s Furness Railway Waiting Room for community use.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. p. 137. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. ^ Silverdale Station Details National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Silverdale Station Taylor, Ian Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  4. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, December 2016 (Network Rail)
  5. ^ Lancashire County Council. "Carnforth Connect incorporating Silverdale Shuttle" (pdf). Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Friends of Silverdale Station". Facebook. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 

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