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Trains to Whitehaven

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:15 - 18:30
    Saturday 06:15 - 17:00
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0333 222 0125


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Northern Rail
  • Car parking spaces : 30
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 6
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage notes :

    6 hoops


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Whitehaven is accessible as the station is flat. 

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Whitehaven


Off - Bransty Row, WHITEHAVEN, Cumbria, CA28 6AX
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 18:30
Saturday 06:15 - 17:00
Sunday Closed

Useful links when visiting Whitehaven by train