Bare Lane railway station serves the village of Bare, which is a suburb of Morecambe. It is located on the Lancaster to Morecambe Branch Line about half a mile after the line leaves the West Coast main Line.
The old station building dates from 1864 and became a private dwelling when staffing was withdrawn from the station. Both lines through the station are bi-directional and each platform has its own independent electronic platform screens to keep passengers informed of services.
There is only a single waiting shelter on platform 1, together with a canopy attached to the former station house. There is no shelter on platform 2 and that is something that the station adopters have in their action plan as an urgent aspiration.
The station adopters, Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers, have recently designed a poster to be displayed at the station that commemorates the last days of steam at the station in July & August 1968.
There is a poster case for the adopters on platform 1, together with a couple of posters outlining the history of the station and showing it in around 1910 (platform 2). In addition, the former signal box compound is being regenerated by the adopters, under licence from network rail, and a large planting bed now occupies the footprint of the former signal box. A poster explains about the site for those interested. The group have also recently installed a ‘rain roof’, to collect water to help with the watering of the plants in this area of the station.
The station is mentioned in the walking leaflets produced by the Leeds, Lancaster & Morecambe CRP and they have provided posters and a leaflet dispensers for those who fancy taking on the linear self guided walks.
Bare Lane Station
SD 454646 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.
+ Unstaffed station
+ Frequent service to Morecambe, Lancaster and regular service to Leeds
+ Small car park adjacent to Lancaster bound platform
+ Waiting shelter
+ Additional seating on platforms
+ CRP branded notice board
+ History posters
+ Bus stops close by – click here for bus timetables
+ Rail User Group – Lancaster & Morecambe Rail User Group
+ Friends of Stations – The Lancaster & District Conservation Volunteers – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Happy Mount Park – a traditional park for people of all ages, try the café in the park.
The Promenade – stroll along the five miles of the promenade that borders the golden sands of the bay.
Self Guided Walks from station
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