Windermere – Railway Station

 
Location Windermere
Grid Ref SD 414487

 

Windermere - Railway Station

Windermere Station. Photo by Andrew Leaney

Windermere railway station is situated at the end of the The Lakes Line – the branch line to Kendal and Oxenholme. It is operated by First TransPennine Express, and only has the one platform. Some trains continue along the West Coast Main Line to Manchester, and terminate at Manchester Airport.
  
The old railway buildings are now used as a Booths Supermarket, with just a ticket office and waiting room building remaining.

 

Windermere - Railway Station

 

The station is near the Lakeland Limited shop, the tourist information centre, and Booths Supermarket, at the top of Windermere village.
 
The station is also a hub for Stagecoach bus services connecting Windermere with Coniston, Grasmere, Keswick, and other destinations in Cumbria. Both Stagecoach and the local council also run regular buses through the town to Bowness Pier.
 
The nearby railway cottages on The Terrace, built for railway executives in 1849, were designed by the famous architect Augustus Pugin. One of the fireplaces is a copy of one of his in the Palace of Westminster.

 

 

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