- Grange-over-Sands railway station
Infobox UK station
name = Grange-over-Sands
code = GOS
First TransPennine Express
lowusage0405 = 131,917
lowusage0506 = 132,240
lowusage0607 = 148,106
platforms = 2
Grange-over-Sands railway station is a
railway stationthat serves the town of Grange-over-Sandsin Cumbria.It is located on the Furness Linefrom Barrow-in-Furnessto Lancaster. It is operated by First TransPennine Express.
It is primarily served by regional express services operated by First TransPennine Express from
Manchester Airportto Barrow-In-Furness. Additionally, local services are operated by Northern Railfrom Lancaster to Barrow-In-Furness, with some continuing to Sellafieldor Carlislevia the Cumbrian Coast Line. There is normally one train an hour in each direction on weekdays & Saturdays (with peak extras) and a two-hourly service on Sundays
The station is adjacent to the Grange-Over-Sands Promenade which (until the River Kent changed its course) ran along the edge of Morecambe Bay.
The station booking office is on the "up" (Lancaster) platform; the "down" (Barrow) platform features a second-hand book-shop.
There is step-less access to both platforms.
There is a small car park (40 spaces) at the station (daily charge £3-50 Mondays-Fridays, £1 at weekends), and a bus-stop for local services. The X35 bus operated by Stagecoach will also take you to Kendal, departing every hour during the day.
The station building was designed by Lancaster architect
Edward Paleyand built by the Furness Railway Company about 1864. It was extensively restored to its former glory in the late 1990s. The railway through Grange was originally opened in 1857 by the Ulverston & Lancaster Railway, at one time carrying a very heavy industrial traffic to support the iron and steel industry of the Furness area, including coke from County Durham.
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