Silverdale railway station

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Silverdale Station (geograph 6173034).jpg
General information
LocationSilverdale, City of Lancaster
Coordinates54°10′11″N 2°48′14″W / 54.1696070°N 2.8037555°W / 54.1696070; -2.8037555Coordinates: 54°10′11″N 2°48′14″W / 54.1696070°N 2.8037555°W / 54.1696070; -2.8037555
Grid referenceSD476751
Owned byNetwork Rail
Managed byNorthern Trains
Other information
Station codeSVR
ClassificationDfT category F2
Original companyUlverstone and Lancaster Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
British Rail (London Midland Region)
Key dates
1 September 1857Opened
2017/18Decrease 53,218
2018/19Decrease 47,978
2019/20Increase 50,722
2020/21Decrease 16,202
2021/22Increase 41,260
Silverdale is located in the City of Lancaster district
Silverdale is located in Lancashire
Location in Lancashire, England
Passenger statistics from the Office of Rail and Road

Silverdale is a railway station on the Furness Line, which runs between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster. The station, situated 9+12 miles (15 km) north-west of Lancaster, serves the village of Silverdale in Lancashire. It is owned by Network Rail and managed by Northern Trains.


There is no footbridge or underpass; passengers cross the line at track level via a barrow crossing (so disabled travellers are not recommended to use the southbound platform without assistance).[1] The station buildings have been converted for residential use, but there are shelters on each side.[2] There is a small car park. A ticket machine is available, so travellers can purchase tickets (or a permit to travel if not in possession of a credit or debit card) here prior to boarding. Train running information is provided via digital information displays and timetable posters.

The station is about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the centre of the village by road, somewhat less by footpaths across the golf course and fields.[3]

The station is conveniently situated for visitors to Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, a few minutes' walk away, and Silverdale Golf Club, just across the road from the station. In June 2018, volunteers helped to set up a community-provided broadband link using the wifi from the nearby golf club and equipment supplied by Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN).[4]


Northern Trains
Route 6
Cumbrian Coast, Furness
and Windermere Lines
Carlisle Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Dalston Parking
Wigton Parking Bicycle facilities
Aspatria Parking Bicycle facilities
Maryport Parking Bicycle facilities
Workington Parking
Harrington Parking
Parton Parking
Whitehaven Parking Bicycle facilities
St Bees Parking
Nethertown Parking
Sellafield Parking
Seascale Parking Bicycle facilities
Ravenglass for Eskdale Heritage railway
Bootle Bicycle facilities
Millom Parking Bicycle facilities
Green Road Parking
Kirkby-in-Furness Bicycle facilities
Askam Parking
Barrow-in-Furness Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Dalton Bicycle facilities
Ulverston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Cark & Cartmel Parking
Kents Bank
Grange-over-Sands Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Arnside Bicycle facilities
Silverdale Bicycle facilities
Carnforth Parking
Windermere Parking
Staveley Bicycle facilities
Burneside Bicycle facilities
Kendal Parking Bicycle facilities
Oxenholme Lake District Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Lancaster Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Preston Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Wigan North Western Parking Handicapped/disabled access
Manchester Oxford Road
Manchester Piccadilly Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink
Mauldeth Road Parking
Burnage Bicycle facilities
East Didsbury Parking Manchester Metrolink
Gatley Parking Bicycle facilities Handicapped/disabled access
Heald Green Bicycle facilities
Manchester Airport Handicapped/disabled access Manchester Metrolink Airport interchange

Silverdale is generally served by the hourly Furness Line services from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness operated by Northern who also manage the station. Several longer-distance trains to Carlisle (via Millom) and Manchester Airport via Wigan and Manchester Piccadilly call at the station throughout the day.[5]

Friends of Silverdale Station[edit]

In 2015, the Friends of Silverdale Station (FOSS) was founded, with the intention of improving and enhancing the station. The group has held working parties to tidy the platforms and plant flowerbeds, and hopes to restore the 1850s Furness Railway waiting room for community use.[6]


  1. ^ Silverdale Station Details National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  2. ^ Silverdale Station Taylor, Ian; Retrieved 25 November 2016
  3. ^ "Railway Station, Silverdale to LA5 0RA". Google Maps. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Volunteers beam Silverdale's old railway station into 21st century".
  5. ^ Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2019 (Network Rail)
  6. ^ "Friends of Silverdale Station". Facebook. Retrieved 10 November 2015.

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Arnside   Northern Trains
Cumbria–Manchester Airport
Arnside   Northern Trains
Furness Line