Cumbrian Coast Line
|Cumbrian Coast Line|
(West Coast Main Line)
The Cumbrian Coast Line runs from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness via Workington and Whitehaven. The Furness Line continues beyond Barrow to Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands, connecting with the West Coast Main Line at Carnforth.
Towns and villages along the routes are listed below.
- [Maryport (the first station in a town on the coast)
- A branch line to Brigham, to connect with the line to Cockermouth diverged at Bullgill, near here. (Bullgill to Brigham railway)
- The line to Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith (now closed) diverged here
- St Bees
- Ravenglass for Eskdale
- Connection for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (La'al Ratty)
- Green Road
Train services are operated by Northern Rail between Carlisle and Whitehaven or Barrow-in-Furness. At Barrow, these local services connect with TransPennine Express regional express services to Manchester Airport. A few Northern Rail trains continue to Lancaster or beyond via the Furness Line, and one train a day runs from Whitehaven to Sunderland via the Tyne Valley Line. Additionally, several Northern Rail local services operate between Lancaster and Sellafield, and a few TransPennine Express services continue beyond Barrow to Millom.