Barrow-in-Furness railway station

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Barrow-in-Furness
Location
Place Barrow in Furness
Local authority Barrow-in-Furness (borough)
Operations
Station code BIF
Managed by TransPennine Express
Platforms in use 1,2,3 (North bound trains only)
Live departures and station information from National Rail
Annual Passenger Usage
2004/05 * 0.508 million
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Barrow-in-Furness from Office of Rail Regulation statistics.
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Barrow-in-Furness railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, England. It is located on the Furness Line to Lancaster and the Cumbrian Coast Line to Workington and Carlisle. It is operated by TransPennine Express. Northern Rail also operate services from here.

The present station was formerly known as Barrow Central and at one time it was a terminus for British Rail long-distance or InterCity services. These included sleeper services to and from London Euston until the early 1990s. The original Barrow station of 1846 had been a wooden building at Rabbit Hill, near the site of the present St. George's Square. It was eventually replaced in 1863 by a new brick building close by, which had been designed by the well-known Lancaster architect Edward Paley, and which latterly came to be known as Cambridge Hall. On 1 June 1882, the town's principal station was transferred to its present site below Abbey Road, following the construction of a new loop line. It had to be almost entirely rebuilt after World War II, having largely been destroyed by enemy bombing on 7 May 1941. From 1907-1941 the famous Furness Railway steam locomotive "Coppernob" was preserved in a special glass case outside the station. It was subsequently transferred away for additional security and is now in the National Railway Museum at York.

In the Railway Series books by the Rev. W Awdry, Barrow Central is the mainland terminus for the Fat Controller's or North Western Railway and is connected to the fictional Island of Sodor by a bridge to Vickerstown or as it is known in the books Vicarstown.

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Preceding station National Rail Following station
Roose   TransPennine Express
TransPennine North West
  Terminus
Roose   Northern Rail
Furness Line
  Terminus
or Askam
(except on Sundays)
Askam   Northern Rail
Cumbrian Coast Line
Mondays-Saturdays only
  Terminus
  Fictional railways  
Terminus   North Western Railway
Sodor Main Line
  Vicarstown
Terminus   North Western Railway
Ballahoo & Norramby line
  Vicarstown
  Northern Rail
Ballahoo & Norramby line
 
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