Kents Bank railway station

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.

Kents Bank
National Rail
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General information
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
2016/17Increase 28,262
2017/18Increase 28,356
2018/19Decrease 26,354
2019/20Increase 33,622
2020/21Decrease 9,534
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

HistoryEdit

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.

FacilitiesEdit

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]

ServicesEdit

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

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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 linksEdit

Preceding station   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