Silverdale railway station
|Location||Silverdale, City of Lancaster|
|Owned by||Network Rail|
|Managed by||Northern Trains|
|Classification||DfT category F2|
|Original company||Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
British Rail (London Midland Region)
|1 September 1857||Opened|
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+1⁄2 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). The station buildings have been converted for residential use, but there are shelters on each side. 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.
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).
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.
Friends of Silverdale Station
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.
- Silverdale Station Details National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 25 November 2016
- Silverdale Station Taylor, Ian Geograph.org; Retrieved 25 November 2016
- "Railway Station, Silverdale to LA5 0RA". Google Maps. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- "Volunteers beam Silverdale's old railway station into 21st century".
- Table 82 National Rail timetable, May 2019 (Network Rail)
- "Friends of Silverdale Station". Facebook. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
- Media related to Silverdale railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- Train times and station information for Silverdale railway station from National Rail
|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|