Cumbrian Coast Line


Cumbrian Coast Line
Cumbrian Coast Line

Ravenglass station
Overview
Type Heavy rail
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale Cumbria, North West England
Termini Barrow-in-Furness
Carlisle
Stations 26
Services 1
Operation
Opened 1844
Owner Network Rail
Operator(s) Northern Rail
Rolling stock Class 153 "Super Sprinter"
Class 156 "Super Sprinter"
Technical
Line length 85.50 mi (137.60 km)
No. of tracks Mainly double-tracked, three sections of single track.
Track gauge Standard Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Cumbrian Coast Line
Legend
Continuation backward
West Coast Main Line
Straight track
to Glasgow and Edinburgh
Station on track
Carlisle
Track turning from left Junction to right
Cummersdale
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Straight track
Dalston
Stop on track Continuation forward
WCML to London Euston
Curthwaite
Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Solway Junction Railway
Unknown BSicon "exCONTg" Stop on track
Wigton
former line to Silloth
Unknown BSicon "exCONTg" Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Track turning from left Unknown BSicon "xABZrf"
Ledgate
Unknown BSicon "exSTRlf" Unknown BSicon "exABZrf" Unknown BSicon "eHST" Unknown BSicon "exHST"
High Blaithwaite
Unknown BSicon "xABZrg" Track turning right Unknown BSicon "exHST"
Mealsgate
Brayton
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Unknown BSicon "exHST"
Baggrow
Unknown BSicon "eABZrg" Unknown BSicon "exSTRq" Unknown BSicon "exSTRrf"
Stop on track
Aspatria
Bullgill
Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Unknown BSicon "eABZlf" Unknown BSicon "exSTRlg"
Maryport & Carlisle Railway
Dearham Bridge
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Unknown BSicon "exCONTf"
branch to Brigham
Maryport
Stop on track
Flimby
Stop on track
Siddick Junction
Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Unknown BSicon "eABZlf" Unknown BSicon "exSTRq" Unknown BSicon "exSTRlg"
Cleator and Workington
Calva Jcn
Straight track Unknown BSicon "exABZrg" Unknown BSicon "exCONTl"
Junction Railway
Workington North
Unknown BSicon "eHST" Unknown BSicon "exSTR"
to Great Broughton
Unknown BSicon "exSTRrg" Unknown BSicon "eABZrf" Unknown BSicon "exSTR"
Unknown BSicon "exABZrg" Unknown BSicon "ekKRZo+xl" Unknown BSicon "exkABZq+l" Unknown BSicon "exKRZo" Unknown BSicon "exCONTl"
Cockermouth and
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" Unknown BSicon "ekABZg+l" Unknown BSicon "exABZrg" Unknown BSicon "exCONTl"
Workington Railway
Unknown BSicon "exWBRÜCKE" Bridge over water Transverse water Unknown BSicon "exWBRÜCKE"
River Derwent
Steel Works
Unknown BSicon "exKBSTe" Straight track Unknown BSicon "exCONTf"
Cleator and Workington
Workington
Station on track
Junction Railway
Harrington
Unknown BSicon "exKBSTa" Stop on track
to Distington
Unknown BSicon "exÜWol" Unknown BSicon "xÜWur"
Unknown BSicon "xÜWu+l" Unknown BSicon "exÜWo+r" Unknown BSicon "exCONTg"
Whitehaven, Cleator
Straight track Unknown BSicon "exABZrg" Unknown BSicon "exSTRrf"
and Egremont Railway
Unknown BSicon "ÜWol"
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" + Unknown BSicon "ÜWc3"
Unknown BSicon "ÜWc1"
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" + Unknown BSicon "ÜWo+r"
Parton
Stop on track
Whitehaven
Station on track
Corkickle
Stop on track
Preston Street
Unknown BSicon "exKHSTa" Straight track
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" + Unknown BSicon "ÜWc2"
Unknown BSicon "ÜWor"
Unknown BSicon "exSTR" + Unknown BSicon "ÜWo+l"
Unknown BSicon "ÜWc4"
Unknown BSicon "eABZlf" Unknown BSicon "exSTRlg"
Whitehaven, Cleator
St Bees
Stop on track Unknown BSicon "exCONTf"
and Egremont Railway
Nethertown
Stop on track
Braystones
Stop on track Unknown BSicon "exCONTg"
Cleator and Furness Railway
Unknown BSicon "eABZrg" Unknown BSicon "exSTRrf"
River Ehen
Bridge over water
Sellafield
Stop on track Non-passenger head station
Sellafield reactor sidings
Junction from left Track turning right
River Calder
Bridge over water
Stop on track
Seascale
Stop on track
Drigg
River Irt
Bridge over water
River Mite
Bridge over water
Ravenglass for Eskdale
Stop on track Unknown BSicon "uKHSTl" Urban transverse track Unknown BSicon "uCONTl"
Ravenglass and
River Esk
Bridge over water
Eskdale Railway
Eskmeals
Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Monks Moors Halt
Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Bootle
Stop on track Unknown BSicon "exCONTg"
Coniston Railway
Silecroft
Stop on track Track turning from left Unknown BSicon "WBRÜCKEq" Unknown BSicon "xABZlg"
Straight track Stop on track Water Straight track
Green Road
Millom
Unknown BSicon "xABZlf" Stop on transverse track Track turning right Water Stop on track
Foxfield
Hodbarrow
Unknown BSicon "exKBSTe" Water Straight track
River Duddon
Transverse water Transverse water Transverse water Water turning right Stop on track
Kirkby-in-Furness
Former line to mines
Unknown BSicon "exCONTg" Track turning from left Stop on transverse track Transverse track Track turning right
Askam-in-Furness
at Sandscale
Unknown BSicon "xABZrg" Unknown BSicon "ABZgr+xr"
Furness Line
Barrow-in-Furness
Station on track Unknown BSicon "ABZfg" Stop on transverse track Continuation to right
Dalton
Straight track Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Furness Abbey
Straight track Stop on track
Roose
Unknown BSicon "ABZfg" Unknown BSicon "xABZgf"
Barrow Docks
Continuation forward Unknown BSicon "exBST"
Power Station
Unknown BSicon "exSTRrg" Unknown BSicon "exABZrl" Unknown BSicon "exKBSTr"
Rampside
Roa Island
Unknown BSicon "exKHSTe"


The Cumbrian Coast Line is a rail route in North West England, running from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness via Workington and Whitehaven. The line forms part of Network Rail route NW 4033, which continues (as the Furness Line) via Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands to Carnforth, where it connects with the West Coast Main Line.

Contents

History

The Cumbrian Coast Line is an amalgamation of a series of earlier routes:

All the above constituents were absorbed into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923.

Towns and villages along the route

Services

Train services are operated by Northern Rail. Services stop at all stations, although many are request stops, with the exceptions of Netherstown and Braystones, which are served by four trains a day in each direction.

In the December 2011 - May 2012 timetable,[5] the following trains operate on weekdays:

  • Southbound - 19 trains per day
    • Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness - 8 trains per day, of which 1 continues to Lancaster and 1 to Preston
    • Carlisle to Whitehaven - 4 trains per day, of which 1 begins in Newcastle
    • Millom to Barrow-in-Furness - 3 trains per day, of which 1 continues to Preston
    • Maryport to Lancaster - 1 train per day
    • Whitehaven to Barrow-in-Furness - 1 train per day
    • Sellafield to Lancaster- 1 train per day
  • Northbound - 19 trains per day
    • Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle - 10 trains per day, of which 1 begins in Lancaster and 2 in Preston
    • Whitehaven to Carlisle - 4 trains per day
    • Barrow-in-Furness to Millom - 3 trains per day, of which 1 begins in Lancaster
    • Barrow-in-Furness to Sellafield - 1 train per day
    • Whitehaven to Workington - 1 train per day

Services are slightly altered on Saturdays. On Sundays there is no service between Barrow and Whitehaven, with three trains in each direction between Whitehaven and Carlisle.

In the aftermath of the 2009 floods, an extra hourly service between Maryport and Workington operated stopping at all stations in between, including the temporary Workington North. These services were suspended in December 2010.

At Carlisle the lines connects to the: West Coast Mainline; the Settle-Carlisle Line; the Tyne Valley Line; the Glasgow South Western Line; and the Caledonian Sleeper service. At Barrow, there are connections to the Furness Line.

Due to restricted clearances on the northern section of this line, Class 150 and class 158 Diesel multiple units are barred from the route, therefore services are normally operated by Class 153 or Class 156 units. Although since 2006 Network Rail have eased clearance restrictions to allow Mark2, Mark3 coaching stock to operate the full route, although under strict instructions that all drop-light windows must be stewarded between Maryport-Carlisle. This has allowed many charter services to operate the full length of the Cumbrian Coast.

The Cumbrian Coast was given Community Rail status in 2008, and has an active Community Rail Partnership working hard to develop the route.

Route description

Network Rail's route NW 4033 runs for 183.9 km (114.3 mi) from Carnforth North Junction, near Carnforth, to Carlisle South Junction, near Carlisle, by way of Sellafield.

NW 4033 M-Ch km
Carnforth North Junction 0-00 0.00
Carnforth 0-12 0.25
Carnforth Station Junction 0-19 0.40
Silverdale 3-36 5.55
Arnside 6-10 9.85
Grange-over-Sands 9-12 11.85
Kents Bank 11-08 14.75
Cark and Cartmel 13-29 21.50
Ulverston 19-09 30.75
Dalton 23-46 37.95
Dalton Junction 24-19 39.00
Roose 26-74 43.35
Salthouse Junction 27-38 44.20
Barrow-in-Furness 28-66 46.40
Park South Junction 32-57 52.65
Askam 34-64 56.00
Kirkby-in-Furness 38-00 61.15
Foxfield 40-21 64.80
Green Road 42-15 67.90
Millom 44-68 72.20
Silecroft 47-73 77.10
Bootle 53-18 85.65
Ravenglass 57-60 92.95
Drigg 59-59 96.15
Seascale 61-73 99.65
Sellafield 63-57 102.55
Braystones 65-57 105.75
Nethertown 67-13 108.10
St Bees 70-03 112.70
Corkickle 73-59 118.65
Whitehaven 74-47 120.05
Bransty Junction 74-54 120.15
Parton 75-79 122.30
Harrington 79-08 127.30
Workington 81-27 130.90
Workington North
Flimby 85-00 136.80
Maryport 86-64 139.70
Aspatria 94-36 152.00
Wigton 102-63 165.40
Dalston 110-06 177.15
Currock Junction 113-37 182.60
Carlisle South Junction 114-19 183.85

The following lines all previously connected to the Cumbrian Coast Line, but have mostly now been closed

References

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