Silecroft is a railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line, which runs between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. The station, situated 19 miles (31 km) north-west of Barrow-in-Furness, serves the villages of Kirksanton and Silecroft 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 and Furness Junction Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
British Rail (London Midland Region)
|1 November 1850||Opened|
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road
The station is unstaffed, but like many others on this route had a ticket vending machine installed in 2019 to allow passengers to buy tickets before boarding. There are shelters, digital information screens and timetable posters on each platform, along with a telephone for obtaining train running details. Level access is available to both platforms, but these are lower than standard and need portable steps for entry or exit from the train (so the station is not suitable for wheelchair users).
Monday to Saturdays there is generally an hourly request service southbound to Barrow and northbound towards Whitehaven and Carlisle, although there are one or two longer gaps at certain times of day.
A Sunday service was introduced at the May 2018 timetable change, along with additional evening trains on weekdays. The Sunday service is the first to be provided here for more than 40 years.
- Media related to Silecroft railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Silecroft railway station from National Rail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Cumbrian Coast Line
|Bootle||Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway||Millom|