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Cark and Cartmel railway station

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Place  Cark
Station code  CAK
DfT category  F2
Number of platforms  2
Grid reference  SD365762
Managed by  Northern
2011/12  51,690
Local authority  South Lakeland
Cark and Cartmel railway station
Address  Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7PT, United Kingdom
Similar  Kents Bank railway station, Grange‑over‑Sands railway station, Ulverston railway station, Arnside railway station, Carnforth railway station

Cark and Cartmel railway station (often just Cark railway station) is a railway station that serves the villages of Cark, Flookburgh and Cartmel in Cumbria, England. It is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster.

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History

The station is architecturally interesting, with a main building (see image) erected by the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway (U&LR) in 1857. The station opened on 1 September 1857 as Cark-in-Cartmell. The current name was adopted in 1906. The Furness Railway took over the U&LR on 21 January 1862 and was absorbed into the London Midland & Scottish Railway on 1 January 1923.

The station had a particular importance, as it serves Holker Hall, the home of Lord Cavendish of Furness formerly belonging to the Dukes of Devonshire. Special waiting rooms were provided for the dukes and their guests. The actual building retains many original features and is now a private residence. It extends to approximately one acre of gardens and woodland.

Facilities

The station is unstaffed and has no ticket facilities of any kind (tickets must be purchased on the train or in advance). There are shelters and digital information screens on each platform, along with a long-line P.A system for train running information provision. The platforms are linked by a footbridge, but step-free access is also available on each side for disabled travellers.

Service

The station is on the Furness line linking Lancaster and Barrow (though some services extend south to Preston or north east to Carlisle).

  • The station receives a roughly hourly service to Barrow operated by Northern and calling at:
  • Four of these services continue from Barrow on to Carlisle calling at:
  • There is also a roughly hourly service towards Lancaster, calling at:
  • A limited number of services continue through to Manchester Airport via Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly - these were formerly operated by First TransPennine Express up until the end of the old Northern and TransPennine franchises on 31 March 2016.

    Sundays see a two-hourly service each way (no service north of Barrow).

    References

    Cark and Cartmel railway station Wikipedia


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