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Ulverston is in the south of the Lake District and is a principal station on the route from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness. Ulverston is the birth place of one half of Laurel and Hardy.
Railway type and traffic
The regular passenger service is approximately hourly, Currently, Transpennine services are all 185's. Northern Rail uses 153s and 156s with an occasional 142, or a rare 158.
Freight is normally DRS 37s or DRS 20s.
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Ulverston is an attractive tourist town. The business at the station is steady and the buildings of interest. The station is of an odd design, having two platforms, the second being in the middle.
Ulverston is on the A590 trunk road from junction 36 of the M6 to Barrow. The station is to the left of this road as it passes near the town centre, just before it returns briefly to dual-carriageway.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Ulverston map co-ordinates
There are residential roads around the station to park in if nowhere else can be found.
All Barrow Line trains call at Ulverston. There are regular bus services from the town provided by Stagecoach, including the hourly express X35 from Kendal to Barrow and the 6/6A which run every 15 minutes between Ulverston, Dalton and Barrow.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are plenty of shops and pubs in the town.
There is plenty in the are, but it will be busy in summer.
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Good photographs can be taken on the station, especially including the architecture. Views over the station can also be had from the road bridge at the east end of the platforms, though the parapet of this is quite high. There is also a road bridge about a quarter of a mile west of the station.
This carries the A590 over the line, so is very busy with traffic, but there is a grass area immediately over the track on the east side from which you can get good shots of the semaphores and signal box as a train leaves for Barrow. To reach this from the station, turn left over the road bridge, left again, and this road will bring you onto the A590 which you follow to the bridge. Being roughly east-west at this point, the light is best in a morning for trains towards Lancaster and in the afternoon for those heading for Barrow.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1- Looking west
Fig 2 - Looking east
Fig 3 - Looking east
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