Morecambe railway station


Morecambe railway station
Morecambe National Rail
Morecambe
Location
Place Morecambe
Local authority Lancaster
Coordinates 54°04′12″N 2°52′12″W / 54.070°N 2.870°W / 54.070; -2.870Coordinates: 54°04′12″N 2°52′12″W / 54.070°N 2.870°W / 54.070; -2.870
Operations
Station code MCM
Managed by Northern Rail
Number of platforms 2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *   0.195 million
2005/06 * decrease 0.185 million
2006/07 * increase 0.189 million
2007/08 * increase 0.205 million
2008/09 * increase 0.204 million
2009/10 * increase 0.204 million
History
29 May 1994 Opened
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Morecambe from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Please note: methodology may vary year on year.
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Morecambe railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Morecambe in Lancashire, England. It is located on the Morecambe Branch Line from Lancaster to Heysham. The current truncated two-platform station was opened in 1994 to replace the Midland Railway's earlier Morecambe Promenade terminus situated some 400 m further west, closer to the town's sea front. The old station building remains in use as a pub and restaurant, but its platforms have been demolished and the site is now occupied by a cinema and the Morecambe indoor market.

Recently a modern ticket office was opened and passenger numbers have increased by 8% over the last five years. Services are operated by variety of diesel multiple units, including Class 142, Class 153 and Class 156 sets.

Services mainly run into Platforms 1 and 2 at Lancaster (although some also use Platform 5). Trains can only go to Heysham using Platform 2, as the separate lines to Platforms 1 and 2 are only connected at Bare Lane. The diagram below shows the current trackwork at Morecambe Station.

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Services

The station is served by Northern Rail local services, which operate as a regular Lancaster-Morecambe shuttle. There are also four daily longer-distance services from Morecambe to Skipton and Leeds via the Leeds to Morecambe Line (two on Sundays, with a further pair in the summer). Additionally, there is a limited service to Heysham, connecting with the ferry to the Isle of Man. Trains for Heysham must reverse at Morecambe.

2007

Additionally the last train each weekday evening is a Transpennine Express service from Windermere, which diverts from its route to Barrow-in-Furness. This service calls at Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe, before reversing, calling at Bare Lane again, then rejoining the West Coast Main Line and continuing via Carnforth. This runs purely to provide a token parliamentary service over the Bare Lane to Hest Bank curve, which has not otherwise been used for passenger trains on a regular basis since trains from Leeds were diverted via Lancaster in 1987.

2008 changes

From December 2008, the daily TransPennine Express service operates in the early morning (departing at 05.58) rather than late evening and runs from Barrow to Windermere (although still running northbound over the Bare Lane to Hest Bank curve). The mid-afternoon 16.19 service to Leeds also now runs direct to Carnforth (except on Saturdays), whilst the Heysham service has been reduced from two trains each way to one (which runs through from/to Leeds).[1] A Sunday service of two trains each way operates to and from Heysham in the summer months (May - September only in the current timetable), whilst the 14.46 SuO summer-only service to Leeds runs directly to Carnforth rather than via Lancaster.

2011 changes

The daily Heysham branch shuttle was suspended from 28 March until 17 July (no driver available due to Arnside viaduct closure - bus replacement in operation), whilst the two summer Sunday extras to/from Leeds now run through until December (and will likely become a permanent feature of the timetable).

Notes

  1. ^ Northern Rail Leeds to Morecambe Line Timetable from May 2009 Northern Rail website. Accessed 2009-06-24

External links

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Bare Lane   Northern Rail
Leeds to Morecambe Line
  Terminus
Bare Lane   Northern Rail
Morecambe Branch Line
  Reversal
Heysham Port
Bare Lane   TransPennine Express
TransPennine North West
  Terminus

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