Kendal railway station

Kendal railway station is a railway station serving the market town of Kendal in Cumbria, England. The station is owned by Network Rail and is operated by Northern Trains who provide all passenger train services.

National Rail
The platform at Kendal, looking southeast
General information
LocationKendal, South Lakeland
Grid referenceSD519932
Managed byNorthern Trains
Other information
Station codeKEN
ClassificationDfT category F1
2016/17Decrease 0.204 million
2017/18Increase 0.209 million
2018/19Decrease 0.173 million
2019/20Increase 0.203 million
2020/21Decrease 82,676
Kendal is located in South Lakeland
Location in South Lakeland
Kendal is located in Cumbria
Location in Cumbria
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road


The station opened on 28 September 1846[1] as the temporary terminus of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway. Through trains operated from 20 April 1847[2] when the Kendal and Windermere Railway opened its line to Windermere.

The second platform at the station was taken out of use when the line was singled in May 1973. A car park now occupies the site of the demolished Oxenholme-bound platform, signal box and goods depot. The signal box was dismantled after closure and rebuilt at Kirkby Stephen on the Settle-Carlisle Line. The former station building survives but no longer forms part of the station itself (now in private commercial use).


195129 at Kendal with a service bound for Windermere

It is on the Windermere Branch Line from Oxenholme to Windermere. It is operated by Northern. It only has one platform, which has a stone-built shelter. The station is unstaffed: passengers must buy tickets in advance or from the conductor on board the train. Train running information is provided via digital CIS displays, a customer help point and timetable posters. Step-free access is available from the car park and main entrance to the platform.[3]

The station is served by one train per hour in each direction between Windermere and Oxenholme, with some services running direct to Manchester Airport. Passengers for most other destinations must change at Oxenholme.[4]

Services are operated with Class 195 diesel multiple units.


  1. ^ "Opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway to Kendal". Dumfries and Galloway Standard. Scotland. 30 September 1846. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Opening of the Kendal and Windermere Railway". Westmorland Gazette. England. 24 April 1847. Retrieved 10 April 2016 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ Kendal station facilitiesNational Rail Enquiries
  4. ^ Table 83 National Rail timetable, May 2017

External linksEdit

Preceding station     National Rail   Following station
Burneside   Northern Trains
Windermere Branch Line
Windermere   Northern Connect
Windermere - Manchester Airport

Coordinates: 54°19′55″N 2°44′24″W / 54.332°N 2.740°W / 54.332; -2.740