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Nethertown railway station

Place Nethertown
Local authority Copeland
Grid reference
Station code NRT
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 1
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   326
2005/06 297
2006/07 420
2007/08 458
2008/09 1,022
2009/10 536
2010/11 450
2011/12 430
2012/13 1,028
2013/14 1,160
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Nethertown from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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The Cumbria coast line just north of Nethertown station, which is just to left of the house
Nethertown Railway Station

serves the village of Nethertown in Cumbria, England. Nethertown railway station is a request stop on the Cumbrian Coast Line 39 miles (63 km) north west of Barrow-in-Furness.


  • History 1
  • Station 2
  • Services 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The station was a passing loop until the 1970s, and was particularly busy with passenger traffic in the 1940-50s when it served the large contractor camp at Nethertown housing the workers building the Sellafield Nuclear plant. There was a waiting room, signal box and ticket office. The only facility now is a passenger shelter on the single platform.


The station is directly on the coast in a spectacular and remote position overlooking the Irish sea from a small cliff. Pearson's 1992 railway guide is moved to comment, "The tiny halts at Braystones and Nethertown are as remote as anything British Rail has to offer....Nethertown station seems suspended between the cliff face and the sands".[1]

It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services.


Mondays to Saturdays, four trains per day call at the station in each direction, Carlisle northbound and Barrow-in-Furness southbound (if requested to do so). There is no evening or Sunday service.


  1. ^ Pearson's Railway Rides, The Cumbrian Coast. J M Pearson & Son, Staffs, 1992.
  • 100 Years of St Bees, Douglas Sim, 1995. ISBN 0-9526990-0-1

External links

  • Train times and station information for Nethertown railway station from National Rail
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Mondays-Saturdays only

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