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Maryport railway station

Maryport
Maryport railway station in 1951
Location
Place Maryport
Local authority Allerdale
Grid reference
Operations
Station code MRY
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   59,058
2005/06 61,408
2006/07 60,119
2007/08 82,066
2008/09 59,154
2009/10 117,162
2010/11 110,986
2011/12 104,630
2012/13 103,260
2013/14 94,941
History
Key dates Opened 1840 (1840)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Maryport from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
UK Railways portal

Maryport Railway Station serves the town of Maryport in Cumbria, England. The railway station is a stop on the scenic Cumbrian Coast Line 27 miles (44 km) south west of Carlisle. It is operated by Northern Rail who provide all passenger train services. It is unstaffed (there are no longer any station buildings, just simple waiting shelters) and passengers must buy their ticket on the train or at an automatic ticket machine outside the platform. The station is somewhat unusual in that it consists of a single bi-directional platform rather than the usual two side platforms used elsewhere on the double track sections of the Cumbrian Coast line. Southbound trains have to cross over to the northbound line to reach the platform before returning to the correct line south of the station. This can cause delays if two trains are scheduled to call in quick succession or if one or more trains are running late. Network Rail plans to address this issue as part of a future resignalling scheme[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Service 2
  • Connections 3
    • By rail 3.1
    • By bus 3.2
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5

History

A 1904 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (left) railways in the vicinity of Maryport (M&C in pink; LNWR in red)

Two railway companies originally served the town - the Maryport and Carlisle Railway (M&C), which opened the line to Carlisle in stages between 1840 & 1845 and the Whitehaven Junction Railway which ran southwards to Workington & Whitehaven and opened in 1847. The latter company was taken over by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1866, but the M&C remained independent right up until absorption into the LMS in January 1923.[2]

Service

There is generally an hourly service northbound to Carlisle and southbound to Whitehaven with most daytime trains going forward to Barrow-in-Furness (ten per day) and certain trains through to Lancaster (four) and Preston (two).[3] On Sundays there are four trains each way to Carlisle and Whitehaven only.

In the aftermath of the 2009 Cumbria floods, an additional hourly shuttle service operated southbound stopping at stations to Workington. All services between Workington, Workington North, Flimby and Maryport were free of charge until this service was terminated on 28 May 2010.

Connections

By rail

Trains on the Cumbrian Coast Line run between Carlisle and Whitehaven, but some services go beyond Whitehaven to Barrow-in-Furness, and occasionally Lancaster.

By bus

There are several bus routes which stop in Maryport, and can provide connections for travellers using the railway station. The bus stops on the A596 are only a short walk from the station.[4] The number 60 begins in Maryport and heads north-west up the B5300 to Silloth, calling at Allonby, Mawbray, Beckfoot, and Blitterlees,[5] and provides residents of these smaller settlements with a connection to the station. There are also buses heading north toward Carlisle via Crosby and Aspatria, south toward Workington via Dunmail Park shopping centre, and east toward Cockermouth.[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Network Rail Lancashire & Cumbria RUS Summary - Network Rail Media Centre Accessed 2008-09-01
  2. ^ Maryport & Carlisle Railway History
  3. ^ Northern Rail Timetable 6: Carlisle - Barrow - Lancaster 8 Dec 2013 - 17 May 2014Northern Rail; Retrieved 2013-12-04
  4. ^ "Google Maps - the location of the main A596 through Maryport relative to the station.". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Reays City Hopper - 60". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Reays City Hopper - 58". Retrieved 28 December 2014. 

External links

  • Train times and station information for Maryport railway station from National Rail
Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Rail
Historical railways
Dearham Bridge
Line open, station closed
  Maryport and Carlisle Railway   Terminus

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