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Known as The Gateway to The Lakes, the quaint Cumbrian market town of Kendal welcomes trains with a trundle along the famous National Park before they come to rest in a charming station with a stone-built shelter. Built in 1846, the station was initially opposed by poet laureate and long-time Lakes resident William Wordsworth, but he eventually relented and ended up buying shares in the rail's construction company. Today, the single-platform, unstaffed station is a popular rail hub for walkers seeking to explore the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks between which Kendal sits. Beyond a good ramble, there is plenty on offer with the ruins of Kendal Castle and Kendal Museum - one of the oldest museums in the country - inspiring visitors, and the many eateries and pubs in the Highgate area offering a much-needed breather. The town centre is just a ten-minute walk from the station, so, sadly, you won't need a piece of Kendal Mint Cake to get there - the energy snack famously used by explorers Edmund Hillary and Ernest Shackleton, which put Kendal firmly on the international map.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

This is an unmanned station.

Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces4
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

On platform

Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Kendal station is accessible on one side. The main entrance leads directly on to the platform. There is a shelter and cycle racks by the station's entrance and a help point to the right of the entrance. The station is unstaffed and has no ticket machines. Tickets must be purchased in advance or from the train's conductor once on board.

Departures and arrivals from Kendal

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester AirportNorthern09:281On time
to WindermereNorthern10:231On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern11:241On time
to WindermereNorthern12:231On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern13:211On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from WindermereNorthern09:281On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern10:221On time
from WindermereNorthern11:241On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern12:221On time
from WindermereNorthern13:211On time
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