- Morecambe railway station
Morecambe Location Place Morecambe Local authority Lancaster Coordinates Coordinates: 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 * 0.185 million 2006/07 * 0.189 million 2007/08 * 0.205 million 2008/09 * 0.204 million 2009/10 * 0.204 million History 29 May 1994 Opened National Rail - UK railway stations A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z * 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. Morecambe, Lancaster & Heysham PortLegend West Coast Main Line north Bare Lane Morecambe Heysham Port Lancaster West Coast Main Line south
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.
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.
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.
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). 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.
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).
- ^ Northern Rail Leeds to Morecambe Line Timetable from May 2009 Northern Rail website. Accessed 2009-06-24
- RAILSCOT - Morecambe railway station
- Train times and station information for Morecambe railway station from National Rail
Preceding station 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
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