Staveley railway station

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Staveley National Rail
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Staveley railway station (seen from a train) in 2009
Location
PlaceStaveley
Local authoritySouth Lakeland
Grid referenceSD469980
Operations
Station codeSVL
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 49,656
2014/15Decrease 47,492
2015/16Decrease 44,660
2016/17Decrease 42,378
2017/18Decrease 40,920
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Staveley from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Staveley railway station is a railway station in Staveley in Cumbria, England. The station is on the Windermere Branch Line connecting Oxenholme and Windermere and is managed by Northern. Staveley was a request stop until December 2012.

History[edit]

The station opened on 20 April 1847.[1] On 28 October 1887, John Studholme was using the foot crossing with the intention of getting a train to Windermere, when he was struck by an engine travelling at around 45 mph. He sustained a compound fracture to his right leg, and his collar bone was broken. At the Kendal Memorial Hospital, his leg was amputated the following day.[2]

Until the branch line was reduced to single track in 1973, there were two platforms staggered either side of the road bridge at the east end of the station.

Facilities[edit]

The station has a single platform. There is a single waiting shelter provided, along with digital CIS display, customer help point and a telephone to offer train running details. No step-free access is available, as the only entrance is via a staircase from Station Road.[3]

Services[edit]

Monday through Saturday there is an hourly service to Windermere and hourly to Oxenholme, with a few daily services extending to Lancaster, Preston and Manchester.[4] On Sundays there is an hourly service to Oxenholme and return to Windermere.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening of the Kendal and Windermere Railway". Westmorland Gazette. England. 24 April 1847. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Shocking accident on the Railway near Kendal". Carlisle Patriot. England. 4 November 1887. Retrieved 8 July 2017 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Staveley (Cumbria) station facilities National Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ GB eNRT 2017 Edition, Table 83 (Network Rail)

Coordinates: 54°22′30″N 2°49′08″W / 54.375°N 2.819°W / 54.375; -2.819