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Based on designs by renowned architect William Tite, Carnforth train station in Lancashire first opened in 1846. Lovingly restored by 2003, the station buildings are now home to an award-winning Heritage Centre and Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, a tribute to one of the most romantic films of all time, the 1945 film Brief Encounter, which was filmed at the station. The Refreshment Room is a wonderful spot to wait for a train, as is The Snug, a micropub attached to the station. In the 1930s six platforms were added to the station, but now only two remain, sending out regular Northern Line trains to Lancaster, Barrow-in-Furness and Leeds, with services to the latter taking just under two hours. For those staying in the town, a flurry of independent shops awaits on Market Street immediately in front of the station, but the green and pleasant lands of Lancashire are the main attraction with Leighton Moss RSPB Nature Reserve and Leighton Hall just a few miles away.

Station details & facilities

From the pay-and-display car park, the ticket hall, with two staffed ticket windows, leads through to one of the station's disused platforms. A subway leads from here connecting to both platform 1 and platform 2. Both platforms have all the usual amenities, including bench seating and customer help points. Platform 1 is also home to the Carnforth Visitor Centre and Tea Room, which provides a sheltered area to wait for trains, while surrounded by railway history.

Departures and arrivals from Carnforth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Carnforth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to MorecambeNorthern16:021On time
to CarlisleNorthern16:112On time
to LancasterNorthern16:431On time
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern17:012On time
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern17:372On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsNorthern15:591On time
from LancasterNorthern16:112On time
from CarlisleNorthern16:421On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern17:012On time
from LancasterNorthern17:362On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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