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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 18:30
Saturday 06:15 - 17:00
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces30
Carpark charges
Annual£250.00
Daily£2.00
Monthly£25.00
Weekly£8.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces6
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>6 hoops</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Whitehaven is accessible as the station is flat. 

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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 CarlisleNorthern15:40On time
to CarlisleNorthern16:12On time
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern16:21On time
to CarlisleNorthern17:01On time
to Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern18:18On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern15:36On time
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern16:08On time
from CarlisleNorthern16:20On time
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern17:00On time
from CarlisleNorthern18:16On time
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