Millom railway station

Millom is a railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line, which runs between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. The station, situated 16 miles (26 km) north-west of Barrow-in-Furness, serves the town of Millom in Cumbria. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.

Millom
National Rail
Millom Station (geograph 6306356).jpg
General information
LocationMillom, Copeland
England
Coordinates54°12′40″N 3°16′14″W / 54.2110036°N 3.2706093°W / 54.2110036; -3.2706093Coordinates: 54°12′40″N 3°16′14″W / 54.2110036°N 3.2706093°W / 54.2110036; -3.2706093
Grid referenceSD171801
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeMLM
ClassificationDfT category F1
History
Original companyWhitehaven and Furness Junction Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail (London Midland Region)
Key dates
1 November 1850Opened as Holborn Hill
1 August 1866Renamed Millom for Holborn Hill
1893/1894Renamed Millom
Passengers
2016/17Increase 0.195 million
2017/18Decrease 0.187 million
2018/19Increase 0.196 million
2019/20Increase 0.217 million
2020/21Decrease 78,216
Location
Millom is located in the Borough of Copeland
Millom
Millom
Location in Copeland, Cumbria
Millom is located in Cumbria
Millom
Millom
Location in Cumbria, England
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

It was originally opened by the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway on 1 November 1850 as Holborn Hill. The station's name was changed to Millom for Holborn Hill on 1 August 1866, and Millom during the 1890s.[1]

Until 1968, there was a short goods-only branch from here to the ironworks at Hodbarrow. This was abandoned after the works closed but the disused trackbed can still be seen from passing trains, whilst the old works site is now a nature reserve.[2]

The station buildings also house Millom Heritage Museum And Visitor Centre (which runs the rail ticket office) and a small workshop offering furniture restoration.[3]

FacilitiesEdit

The booking office operates on a part-time basis (07:00–15:00, Mondays through Saturdays); outside these times tickets can be purchased from a vending machine on the southern side (as Northern have installed these at all stations on the route that didn't previously have them[4]). Information screens and posters provide train running details for passengers. Both platforms have separate step-free access and are linked via a footbridge.[5]

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      

Monday to Saturdays, there is generally an hourly service southbound to Barrow-in-Furness and northbound to Carlisle (one terminates at Sellafield) - however there is no service northbound after 21:00, with the last few trains from Barrow terminating here. Some services extend from Barrow along the Furness Line to Lancaster and Preston.[6]

Northern introduced a Sunday service from the station (for the first time since 1976) from the summer 2018 timetable change. This runs broadly hourly from mid-morning until early evening.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, Michael (2019) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (PDF) (5th ed.). Railway & Canal Historical Society. p. 283.
  2. ^ "Hodbarrow, Millom, Cumbria - Featured Location Guide".
  3. ^ "Places to Visit - Millom"Cumbrian Coast Line; Retrieved 14 November 2016
  4. ^ "Fares 2019"Cumbrian Coast Rail Users Group news article; Retrieved 8 November 2019
  5. ^ Millom station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 1 December 2016
  6. ^ Table 100 National Rail timetable, May 2019

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Silecroft   Northern Trains
Cumbrian Coast Line
  Green Road
  Historical railways  
Silecroft   Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway   Green Road