The Furness Line runs from Barrow-in-Furness to Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands, connecting with the West Coast Main Line at Carnforth. It is considered to be one of the most scenic routes in England.
||Cumbria, Lancashire, Furness, Barrow-in-Furness
||About 55 minutes – one way
||Secondary branch line with some regional services
||1 June 2012
||Furness Line Community Rail Partnership
||TransPennine Express, Northern
The Furness Line route serves the following 10 stations:
- Cark (and Cartmel)
- Kents Bank
The Furness Line was designated as a community rail service in June 2012. The designation includes the passenger service between Carnforth and Barrow. All stations listed above form part of the designation.
Network Rail strategic route plan
The Furness Line has been identified as secondary branch line within Network Rail’s Cross Pennines, Yorks and Humber and north west (H) strategic route plan.
The Furness Line Community Rail Partnership was formed in 2010 works to support the line. The line has further support from the Furness Line Action Group (FLAG), a rail user group set up in 1985.