Kents Bank railway station

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Kents Bank
National Rail
40104 Kents Bank station.jpg
LocationKents Bank, South Lakeland
England
Coordinates54°10′22″N 2°55′31″W / 54.1728754°N 2.9252051°W / 54.1728754; -2.9252051Coordinates: 54°10′22″N 2°55′31″W / 54.1728754°N 2.9252051°W / 54.1728754; -2.9252051
Grid referenceSD396756
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeKBK
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyUlverstone and Lancaster Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail (London Midland Region)
Key dates
1 September 1857Opened
Passengers
2015/16Decrease 25,348
2016/17Increase 28,262
2017/18Increase 28,356
2018/19Decrease 26,354
2019/20Increase 33,622
Location
Kents Bank is located in South Lakeland
Kents Bank
Kents Bank
Location in South Lakeland, Cumbria
Kents Bank is located in Cumbria
Kents Bank
Kents Bank
Location in Cumbria, England
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Kents Bank is a railway station on the Furness Line, which runs between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster. The station, situated 17+14 miles (28 km) north-west of Lancaster, serves the village of Kents Bank in Cumbria. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.

History[edit]

The station building was designed in 1865 by the Lancaster-based architects, Paley and Austin, for the Furness Railway.[1] Though it remains, it is in private residential use.

Facilities[edit]

The station is unstaffed but now has ticket machines available, allowing passenger to buy before boarding. Shelters are located on each platform, along with digital information screens and a PA system. Access to the northbound platform is via a user-worked barrier level crossing,[2] so whilst it has step-free access disabled travellers should exercise caution when crossing the line.[3]

Services[edit]

Route 6
Cumbrian Coast, Furness
and Windermere Lines
Carlisle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Dalston Parking
Wigton Parking Bicycle facilities
Aspatria Parking Bicycle facilities
Maryport Parking Bicycle facilities
Flimby
Workington Parking
Harrington Parking
Parton Parking
Whitehaven Parking Bicycle facilities
Corkickle
St Bees Parking
Nethertown Parking
Braystones
Sellafield Parking
Seascale Parking Bicycle facilities
Drigg
Ravenglass Heritage railway
Bootle Bicycle facilities
Silecroft
Millom Parking Bicycle facilities
Green Road Parking
Foxfield
Kirkby-in-Furness Bicycle facilities
Askam Parking
Barrow-in-Furness Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Roose
Dalton Bicycle facilities
Ulverston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Cark and Cartmel Parking
Kents Bank
Grange-over-Sands Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Arnside Bicycle facilities
Silverdale Bicycle facilities
Carnforth Parking
Windermere Parking
Staveley Bicycle facilities
Burneside Bicycle facilities
Kendal Parking Bicycle facilities
Oxenholme Lake District Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Lancaster Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Preston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Wigan North Western Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Manchester Oxford Road
Manchester Piccadilly Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink
Mauldeth Road Parking
Burnage Bicycle facilities
East Didsbury Parking Manchester Metrolink
Gatley Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Heald Green Bicycle facilities
Manchester Airport Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink Airport interchange

Kents Bank is served by Northern Trains, who operate a basic hourly service with some two-hour gaps between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster. Certain northbound trains are extended to Whitehaven and Carlisle, and several southbound trains are extended to Preston and Manchester Airport. A (mostly) hourly service runs each way on Sundays.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, James (1998). Sharpe, Paley and Austin: A Lancaster Architectural Practice 1836–1942. Lancaster: Centre for North-West Regional Studies. p. 78. ISBN 1-86220-054-8.
  2. ^ Kents Bank Station "The Carlisle Kid" Geograph.org; Retrieved 24 November 2016
  3. ^ Kents Bank Station Information National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  4. ^ GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 82

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Cark and Cartmel   Northern Trains
Cumbria–Manchester Airport
  Grange-over-Sands
Cark and Cartmel   Northern Trains
Furness Line
  Grange-over-Sands