Guidance

Furness community rail line

Community rail line service between Carnforth and Barrow-in-Furness.

Documents

Furness Line: prospectus

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Furness Line: map

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Detail

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.

Route data

Region North west
Locale Cumbria, Lancashire, Furness, Barrow-in-Furness
Stations 10
Length 28.6 miles
Journey time About 55 minutes – one way
Route type Secondary branch line with some regional services
Designation Service
Pilot project No
Designation date 1 June 2012
Partnership Furness Line Community Rail Partnership
Operator(s) TransPennine Express, Northern

The Furness Line route serves the following 10 stations:

  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Roose
  • Dalton
  • Ulverston
  • Cark (and Cartmel)
  • Kents Bank
  • Grange-over-Sands
  • Arnside
  • Silverdale
  • Carnforth

Community rail designation

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

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.