Staveley railway station

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Staveley
National Rail
Staveley station.jpg
The platform at Staveley, looking west
LocationStaveley, South Lakeland
England
Grid referenceSD469980
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeSVL
ClassificationDfT category F2
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 44,660
2016/17Decrease 42,378
2017/18Decrease 40,920
2018/19Decrease 32,538
2019/20Increase 43,164
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Staveley railway station is a railway station in Staveley in Cumbria, England. The station is on the Windermere Branch Line connecting Oxenholme and Windermere. The station is owned by Network Rail and is operated by Northern Trains who provide all passenger train services, 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]

195126 at Staveley departing for Windermere

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.

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)

External links[edit]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Windermere   Northern Trains
Windermere Branch Line
  Burneside
Windermere   Northern Connect
Windermere - Manchester Airport
(limited service)
  Burneside

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