Grange-over-Sands railway station

Grange-over-Sands railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Grange-over-Sands
code = GOS

manager = First TransPennine Express
locale = Grange-over-Sands
borough = South Lakeland
lowusage0405 = 131,917
lowusage0506 = 132,240
lowusage0607 = 148,106
platforms = 2
start = 1857

Grange-over-Sands railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria.It is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster. It is operated by First TransPennine Express.

It is primarily served by regional express services operated by First TransPennine Express from Manchester Airport to Barrow-In-Furness. Additionally, local services are operated by Northern Rail from Lancaster to Barrow-In-Furness, with some continuing to Sellafield or Carlisle via 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 Paley and 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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