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Parton is a railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line, which runs between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. The station, situated 38 miles (61 km) south-west of Carlisle, serves the villages of Lowca and Parton in Cumbria. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Original company||Whitehaven Junction Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
British Rail (London Midland Region)
|19 March 1847||Opened|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
Immediately north and south of Parton, the line runs almost on the seashore, at the foot of cliffs which require supervision and occasional stabilisation to prevent landslides. Sea erosion is also a danger, and 15 m.p.h speed restrictions are in force over much of the section between here and Harrington, which is restricted to a single line.
There was a signal box immediately to the north of the station that formerly controlled this section, but this was closed and demolished due to its deteriorating condition in May 2010 (control passing to the adjacent box at Whitehaven Bransty).
There are no permanent buildings here other than brick shelters on each platform. The station is not staffed and anyone wishing to travel must buy their ticket on the train or in advance, as no ticket machine is available. Train running information is provided by telephone, digital CIS screens and timetable posters. No step-free access is available to either platform.
There is generally an hourly service northbound to Carlisle and southbound to Whitehaven with most trains going onward to Barrow-in-Furness (no late evening service operates south of Whitehaven). A few through trains operate to/from Lancaster via the Furness Line.
Train operator Northern introduced a regular through service to Barrow via the coast at the May 2018 timetable change, the first such service south of Whitehaven for more than 40 years. Services run approximately hourly from mid-morning until early evening, with later trains terminating at Whitehaven. This represents a major upgrade on the former infrequent service of four per day each way to/from Whitehaven only that previously operated.
- "The railway lines alarmingly close to the sea" Higham, Nick BBC News article 4 February 2015; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- Photo of line north of Parton, where it becomes single Crawford, E Railscot; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- Network Rail Document Resource Library - Parton Signal Box Abolition Notices 2009 Network Rail website; Retrieved 2010-12-30
- Parton railway station, Cumbria Thompson, Nigel Geograph.org; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- Parton Station Information Northern website; Retrieved 5 December 2016
- GB eNRT December 2019 Edition, Table 100
- Media related to Parton railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Parton railway station from National Rail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Cumbrian Coast Line
|Harrington||London and North Western Railway
Whitehaven Junction Railway