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Harrington railway station

Harrington
Location
Place Harrington
Local authority Allerdale
Grid reference
Operations
Station code HRR
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   10,679
2005/06 12,670
2006/07 12,901
2007/08 17,153
2008/09 16,192
2009/10 20,518
2010/11 22,218
2011/12 23,168
2012/13 24,740
2013/14 22,870
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Harrington from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Harrington Railway Station serves the village of Harrington in Cumbria, England. It is a request stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 35 miles (56 km) south west of Carlisle. It is operated by Northern Rail, which provides all passenger train services.

A 1914 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing the complex network which existed in the Workington area

The station came to national prominence in 2008 when it was chosen as the initial site for the installation of an experimental ramp to raise the height of the platform to improve access to modern rolling stock. Christened the Harrington Hump, the ramp was built for £25,000[1] - 10% of the estimated cost of the conventional rebuilding that would have otherwise been required to make the platform fully DDA compliant. The modular design has since been deployed at several other rural stations across the UK where the cost of platform upgrades would otherwise have been considered prohibitive.[2]

Service

There is generally an hourly service to/from Carlisle and Whitehaven, with ten trains per day continuing southbound to Barrow-in-Furness. On Sundays four trains run each way, to Carlisle and Whitehaven only.

Notes

  1. ^ - Association of Community Rail Partnerships News ArticleThe Harrington Hump www.acorp.co.uk; Retrieved 2010-12-30
  2. ^ BBC News articleStation hump helps train access www.bbc.co.uk; Retrieved 2010-12-30

External links

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