Burneside railway station

Burneside railway station is in Burneside, Cumbria, England. The station is situated on the Windermere Branch Line from Oxenholme to Windermere. To the east of the station can be found the only two semaphore signals on the line guarding the manually operated road crossing. The station is owned by Network Rail and is operated by Northern who provide all passenger train services.

Burneside National Rail
Burneside railway station in 2009.jpg
Location
PlaceBurneside
Local authoritySouth Lakeland
Grid referenceSD502957
Operations
Station codeBUD
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 14,258
2015/16Increase 16,066
2016/17Decrease 14,260
2017/18Increase 18,048
2018/19Decrease 14,112
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Burneside from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 20 April 1847[1] as part of the Kendal and Windermere Railway. From 1880 to 1972 the station had a connection to the Burneside Paper Mills Tramway.

This line was subsequently acquired by the London and North Western Railway, and became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway at the 1923 Grouping. The station is reached via a short approach road from the centre of Burneside village. The two original platforms were staggered, with the up platform located on the Windermere side of the access crossing, and the down platform located on the Kendal side. Designed and operated as a busy mainline double track railway, through trains operated between Windermere and a variety of destinations, including London. Burneside station had goods sidings and a goods yard for freight services.

Freight services were ended on the line in 1972, and the gradual reduction in passenger services culminated in 1973 when the line was reconfigured as a single-track railway, resulting in the closure of the former down platform. All trains, in both directions, have used the original up platform since 1973.

ServicesEdit

Northern Trains Route 6:
Cumbrian Coast & Windermere Lines
Carlisle      
 
Dalston  
 
Wigton    
 
Aspatria    
 
Maryport    
 
Flimby
 
Workington  
 
Harrington  
 
Parton  
 
Whitehaven    
 
Corkickle
 
St. Bees  
 
Nethertown  
 
Braystones
 
Sellafield  
 
Seascale    
 
Drigg
 
Ravenglass  
 
 
Bootle  
 
Silecroft
 
Millom    
 
Green Road  
 
Foxfield
 
Kirkby-in-Furness  
 
Askam  
 
Barrow-in-Furness    
 
Roose
 
Dalton  
 
Ulverston      
 
Cark and Cartmel  
 
 
Windermere      
Kents Bank
 
 
Staveley  
Grange-over-Sands      
 
 
Burneside  
Arnside  
 
 
Kendal    
Silverdale  
 
 
Oxenholme Lake District      
Carnforth  
 
 
 
 
 
Lancaster      
 
Preston      
 
Wigan North Western      
 
Manchester Oxford Road
 
Manchester Piccadilly        
 
Manchester Airport          

There is an hourly service to Windermere, and return to Oxenholme. A small number of services continue to Preston and Manchester.[2] The station has been refurbished, and has a small waiting shelter, as well as other limited passenger facilities such as benches and electronic train information.

Until December 2012 Burneside was a request stop.

 
View SE, towards Oxenholme in 1966
 
Track from the former railway goods yard, now in the driveway of houses built on the site.

External linksEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Opening of the Kendal and Windermere Railway". Westmorland Gazette. England. 24 April 1847. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ GB eNRT 2015-16 Edition, Table 83 (Network Rail)

Coordinates: 54°21′18″N 2°45′58″W / 54.355°N 2.766°W / 54.355; -2.766