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Carnforth Station Information

Arrivals, departures, timetables and accessibility.

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Carnforth station, Market Street, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9ET

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Applicable Operators: Northern
Left Luggage
Left luggage contact
Lost property contact
Baby change facilities
Cycle storage
Spaces:  17
Shelter:  No
CTV:  No
Location:  South corner of the car park
Storage type:  Lockers
Car Park
Station Car Park
Opening times:  Monday-Friday 24h
Saturday 24h
Sunday 24h
Spaces:  64
Off peak charges:  N/A
Hourly charge:  £Short Stay: £1.50 up to 2 hours / £2.50 up to 4 hours
Daily charge:  £4.00
Weekly charge:  £18.00
Monthly charge:  £59.00
3 monthly charge:  £157.00
6 monthly charge:  N/A
Annual charge:  £475.00
Bus service
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
Station alerts
From 7 March 2021, this station will transfer the phone payment parking

service from APCOA to RingGo. Find out more at
Detailed station information
Assisted Travel Team
0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560
Monday-Sunday 24h
Help points
Staff help
Induction loop
Accessible ticket machines
Accessible booking office counter
Ramp for train access
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Step free access
Whole station
Step free access note
Category A station, please note there are no tactile pavings at this station Ramp access to both platforms using a subway
Impaired mobility set down
Wheelchairs available

Designed by the former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Architect William Tite, Carnforth Station was opened in 1846.

Carnforth was the location for David Lean’s classic British romantic drama film, Brief Encounter (1945), starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, widely considered to be one of the most romantic films ever.Today, it’s the home to the outstanding Heritage Centre and Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, and thus visiting Carnforth Station is on the bucket list of many Brief Encounter film fanatics.

Market Street, with its quaint boutiques and independent retailers, is just outside the station, making gift buying, either for loved ones, or yourself easy, and beyond that all the attractions of Carnforth.

How far is the walk from Carnforth Station to Carnforth city centre?

In only 5 minutes, you can reach the city center from Carnforth station via New Street and North Road.

Does Carnforth Station have car park facilities?

Yes, there are a total number of 64 parking spaces at Carnforth Station, including blue badge spaces

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Carnforth Station?

Yes, there are 17 bicycle storage spaces at the station.

What facilities are available at Carnforth Station?

  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access, including step-free access throughout, ramps, and induction loops systems

What popular destinations are available from Carnforth Station?