Roose railway station

Roose is a railway station on the Furness Line, which runs between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster. The station, situated 1+34 miles (3 km) east of Barrow-in-Furness, serves the suburb of Roose in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.

Roose
National Rail
Roose railway station, Cumbria (geograph 3562685).jpg
General information
LocationRoose, Borough of Barrow-in-Furness
England
Coordinates54°06′54″N 3°11′40″W / 54.1150592°N 3.1943835°W / 54.1150592; -3.1943835Coordinates: 54°06′54″N 3°11′40″W / 54.1150592°N 3.1943835°W / 54.1150592; -3.1943835
Grid referenceSD220694
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeROO
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyFurness Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail (London Midland Region)
Key dates
1 June 1851Opened as Roosegate
1 March 1858Renamed Roose
Passengers
2016/17Increase 58,492
2017/18Increase 61,710
2018/19Decrease 53,920
2019/20Increase 68,046
2020/21Decrease 23,390
Location
Roose is located in the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness
Roose
Roose
Roose is located in Cumbria
Roose
Roose
Location in Cumbria, England
Notes
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

FacilitiesEdit

Facilities here are very basic. The station is unstaffed and there are no permanent buildings present, other than standard shelters.[1] Travellers towards Lancaster and Manchester benefit from a ticket vending and collection machine, though travellers for Barrow and the Cumbrian Coast are urged to buy tickets in advance or from the Northern Railway App to avoid penalty fares.[2] As of Spring 2021, train running information is provided by digital display, telephone and timetable posters. Step-free access to the platforms is available via a ramp on the south side from the nearby road bridge that also acts as the link between the two and directly from the adjacent road on the northbound side.[3][1]

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      

Roose is served by Northern Trains, who operate a basic hourly service with some two hour gaps between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster. Certain trains are extended northwards to Workington and Carlisle, and several southbound services are extended to Preston or Manchester Airport.[4] A similar service operates on Sundays.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Roose Station Knapp, A.P Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ Roose Station Information Northern Station Pages; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ Roose Station Details National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  4. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2019

External linksEdit

Preceding station   National Rail Following station
Barrow-in-Furness   Northern Trains
Cumbria–Manchester Airport
  Dalton
Barrow-in-Furness   Northern Trains
Furness Line
  Dalton
  Historical railways  
Barrow-in-Furness Strand   Furness Railway   Furness Abbey