Grange-over-Sands railway station

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Grange-over-Sands National Rail
Grange-over-Sands railway station.JPG
Location
PlaceGrange-over-Sands
Local authoritySouth Lakeland
Coordinates54°11′42″N 2°54′11″W / 54.195°N 2.903°W / 54.195; -2.903Coordinates: 54°11′42″N 2°54′11″W / 54.195°N 2.903°W / 54.195; -2.903
Grid referenceSD411781
Operations
Station codeGOS
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Increase 0.152 million
2014/15Increase 0.154 million
2015/16Decrease 0.151 million
2016/17Increase 0.154 million
2017/18Decrease 0.145 million
History
Key datesOpened 1857 (1857)
Listed status
Listed featureGrange Over Sands Railway Station
Listing gradeGrade II listed
Entry number1269659[1]
Added to list2 May 1975
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 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[1] 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.

History[edit]

The station building was designed by the Lancaster architect E. G. Paley for the Furness Railway Company in about 1864.[2] 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.[3] 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.

Station[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5]

The station was awarded 'Heritage Station of the Year' in 2012.[6]

Services[edit]

A Northern Class 158 calls with a service to Preston

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.[7] 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).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Grange Over Sands Railway Station (1269659)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 6 January 2017
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens. p. 108. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  4. ^ Grange-over-Sands Station Details Northern Station pages; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  5. ^ "Stagecoach Bus X6".
  6. ^ "Annual report for 2012" (pdf). Furness Line. December 2012. p. 5. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  7. ^ GB eNRT May 2018 Edition, Table 82 (Network Rail)

External links[edit]

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