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.jpg
The platform at Burneside, looking northwest
General information
LocationBurneside, South Lakeland
England
Grid referenceSD502957
Managed byNorthern
Platforms1
Other information
Station codeBUD
ClassificationDfT category F2
Passengers
2016/17Decrease 14,260
2017/18Increase 18,048
2018/19Decrease 14,112
2019/20Increase 22,016
2020/21Decrease 8,508
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

HistoryEdit

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

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

 
195126 at Burneside with a service bound for Windermere

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.

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)

External linksEdit

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

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