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Trains to Carnforth

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Ticket office is independently provided by Carnforth Connect on behalf of Lancashire County Council.
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Friday 06:00 - 17:30
    Wednesday 06:00 - 13:30
    Saturday 08:00 - 15:00
    Sunday Closed
    Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Facilities

  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Please Note: The ticket office is manned during the ticket office opening times but these staff are unable to provide any physical assistance to customers.

    On train staff are available to assist customers to board and alight trains but cannot assist around the station.

  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Shops

  • Shops available :

WiFi

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Apcoa on Behalf of First TransPennine Express
  • Car parking spaces : 64
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£475.00
    Daily£4.00
    Monthly£59.00
    Per Hour£Short Stay: £1.50 up to 2 hours / £2.50 up to 4 hours
    Three Monthly£157.00
    Weekly£18.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 17
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False
  • Cycle storage location :

    South corner of the car park

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Carnforth

Address

Market Street, CARNFORTH, Lancashire, LA5 9ET
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket office is independently provided by Carnforth Connect on behalf of Lancashire County Council.
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Friday 06:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 06:00 - 13:30
Saturday 08:00 - 15:00
Sunday Closed
Closed
14:46

Carnforth

Northern

Plat. 2

Station Due 14:48

15:25

Carnforth

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

15:43

Carnforth

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

16:10

Carnforth

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

16:16

Carnforth

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

14:47

Barrow-in-Furness

Northern

Plat. 2

Station Leaving 14:49

15:25

Manchester Airport

Northern

Plat. 1

On time

15:43

Carlisle

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

16:10

Barrow-in-Furness

Northern

Plat. 2

On time

16:17

Lancaster

Northern

Plat. 1

On time