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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:15:00 until 18:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:15:00 until 17:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Whitehaven is accessible as the station is flat, However platforms are very low and the stepping distance between platform and train may be difficult for some older and less mobile customers.
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
8002006060
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces30
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Whitehaven station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CarlisleNorthern07:23On time
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern07:30On time
to CarlisleNorthern08:16On time
to LancasterNorthern08:25On time
to CarlisleNorthern09:09On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern07:22On time
from CarlisleNorthern07:29On time
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern08:14On time
from CarlisleNorthern08:24On time
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern09:08On time
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