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Parton railway station

Parton
Location
Place Parton
Local authority Copeland
Grid reference
Operations
Station code PRN
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   3,910
2005/06 5,094
2006/07 4,536
2007/08 4,562
2008/09 4,758
2009/10 8,022
2010/11 6,382
2011/12 6,738
2012/13 6,366
2013/14 5,948
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Parton from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Parton Railway Station serves the village of Parton in Cumbria, England. The railway station is a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 38 miles (61 km) south east of Carlisle, operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services. Immediately north and south of Parton, the line runs almost on the seashore, at the foot of cliffs which require supervision and occasional stabilisation to prevent landslides; sea erosion is also a danger, and 10 m.p.h speed restrictions are in force over much of the section between here and Harrington, which is restricted to a single line. There was a signal box immediately to the north of the station that formerly controlled this section, but this was closed & demolished due to its deteriorating condition in May 2010 (control passing to the adjacent box at Whitehaven Bransty).[1]

Service

It has generally an hourly service to Carlisle and Whitehaven, with ten services per day continuing south to Barrow-in-Furness and beyond. On Sundays, four trains run each way, to Carlisle and Whitehaven only.

Notes

  1. ^ Network Rail Document Resource Library - Parton Signal Box Abolition Notices 2009 Network Rail website; Retrieved 2010-12-30

External links

  • Train times and station information for Parton railway station from National Rail
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