Grange-over-Sands railway station
|Local authority||South Lakeland|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1857|
|Listed feature||Grange Over Sands Railway Station|
|Listing grade||Grade II listed|
|Added to list||2 May 1975|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Grange-over-Sands from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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Grange-over-Sands railway station is a Grade II listed railway station that serves the town of Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria, England. It is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster. It is managed by Northern, who replaced former operator First TransPennine Express on 1 April 2016.
The station building was designed by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley for the Furness Railway Company in about 1864. It was extensively restored to its former glory in the late 1990s. The railway through Grange was originally opened on 1 September 1857 by the Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway. The station was initially named Grange, the current name being adopted by the Furness Railway in June 1916. From 1 January 1923, the station was operated by the London Midland & Scottish Railway. At one time the line carried a very heavy industrial traffic to support the iron and steel industry of the Furness area, including coke from County Durham.
The station is adjacent to the Grange-Over-Sands Promenade which runs along the edge of Morecambe Bay (until the River Kent changed its course, it was alongside the promenade - it is now further out in the bay towards Arnside).
The station booking office is on the "up" (Lancaster) platform and is staffed all week; the "down" (Barrow-in-Furness) platform features a second-hand book-shop named Oversands Bookshop. There is step-free access to both platforms. Digital information screens, customer help points and automatic announcements provide train running information.
There is a small car park at the station, and a bus-stop for local services. The X6 bus operated by Stagecoach also travels to Ulverston and Barrow (westbound) and Kendal (eastbound), departing every hour during the day.
The station was awarded 'Heritage Station of the Year' in 2012.
It is primarily served by local services from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness, with some continuing to Sellafield or Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast Line. A few southbound services run through to Preston and Manchester Airport. There is normally one train an hour in each direction on weekdays & Saturdays (with peak extras) and an hourly service on Sundays. Since the May 2018 timetable change, there is a Sunday service on the Cumbrian Coast and a handful of through trains operate (three each way - connections are available at Barrow at other times).
- Historic England, "Grange Over Sands Railway Station (1269659)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 January 2017
- Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 221, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8
- Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens. p. 108. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
- Grange-over-Sands Station Details Northern Station pages; Retrieved 25 November 2016
- "Stagecoach Bus X6".
- "Annual report for 2012" (pdf). Furness Line. December 2012. p. 5. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
- GB eNRT May 2018 Edition, Table 82 (Network Rail)
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