Morecambe Railway Station

Facts and Figures

Morecambe railway station is a railway station that serves the town of Morecambe in Lancashire, England. It is located on the Morecambe Branch Line from Lancaster to Heysham. The current truncated two-platform station was opened in 1994 to replace the Midland Railway's earlier Morecambe Promenade terminus situated some 400 m further west, closer to the town's sea front. The old station building remains in use as a pub and restaurant, but its platforms have been demolished and the site is now occupied by a cinema and the Morecambe indoor market. Ironically that station was the replacement for the "Little" North Western Railway's original two-platform terminus at Northumberland Street (opened in 1851 and closed in March 1907), which was located almost exactly on the same site as the current station & ticket office. Recently a modern ticket office was opened and passenger numbers have increased by 8% over the last five years. Services are operated by variety of diesel multiple units, including Class 144, Class 150, Class 153 and Class 156 sets. Terminating passenger services usually run into Platform 1. However, trains to/from Heysham must use the Platform 2 line in order to reverse and gain access to the single track Heysham branch. The lines to Platforms 1 and 2 connect 1.6 miles away at a junction east of Bare Lane station. Heysham services (currently one return trip per day Mon-Sat and two on summer Sundays) access the Heysham section by means of a ground frame at the junction which is released by Preston signalling centre (which has supervised the branch since the closure of Bare Lane signal box in December 2012) and operated by the train crew. The diagram below shows the current trackwork at Morecambe Station:

Station Facts

Annual Usage Figures

Year Entry/Exit Interchange
2015 83629 0
2014 72764 0
2013 72369 0
2012 75826 0
2011 77561 0
2010 73007 0
2009 68743 0
2008 64228 0
2007 58750 0

Location Data

  • District Council Ward: Harbour
  • County Council: Lancashire County Council
  • District Council: Lancaster City Council
  • Civil Parish/community: Morecambe
  • UK Parliament Constituency: Morecambe and Lunesdale
  • County Council Electoral Division: Morecambe West
  • European Region: North West

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Recent Crime Figures

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September 2013 1 10000000000000

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