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Trains to Whitehaven traverse the scenic Cumbria coastline, before coming to rest alongside the port in this quaint and historic town. Rail first arrived in Whitehaven in 1847, on a plot of land to the south of the present station, which opened in 1874. Known as the Georgian town of the north, Whitehaven was built on shipping and mining and both were significantly aided by the arrival of rail. Both industries have since declined but the town retains much of its period charm. Many urban historians believe that New York's grid system was inspired by Whitehaven's town layout. In the 1700s, Whitehaven was the home of the first undersea mine in England, and a sculpture commemorating the town's mining heritage can be found at The Beacon Museum. Other attractions include the attractive harbour; The Rum Story, a museum of the UK's rum trade; and the view from the clock tower at St Nicholas Church.

Station details & facilities

Whitehaven station's ticket hall contains a staffed ticket desk and accessible public toilets, and leads out onto a wide island platform. Platform 1 is on the left side of the island, and platform 2 on the right, with some bench seating and a shelter in between. There is cycle storage outside the ticket hall, and a car park and taxi rank on the station forecourt.

Departures and arrivals from Whitehaven

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Whitehaven station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern06:17Scheduled
to CarlisleNorthern06:30Scheduled
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern07:04Scheduled
to CarlisleNorthern07:23Scheduled
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern07:31Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MaryportNorthern06:16Scheduled
from CarlisleNorthern07:02Scheduled
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern07:22Scheduled
from CarlisleNorthern07:30Scheduled
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern08:14Scheduled
† 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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