Having been officially opened in 1994, the current Morecambe railway station is one of the newest on the Northern Rail network. Built to replace its predecessor known as Morecambe Promenade, the new two-platform station sits just 400m from the original site, the old station building having since become a pub. In an ironic twist, the former station was built to replace the original Northumberland Street terminus, which sat on almost precisely the same site as the current station.
The rich railway history bleeds in to the town itself - its most famous music venue, The Platform, sits in one of the old Victorian buildings that made up the former Morecambe Promenade station. A popular seaside town in the mid-20th century, Morecambe has seen tourist numbers dwindle in recent years, though a newly built modern ticket office has seen traveller numbers increase by almost 10%.