Location type


Name and dates

Maryport (1860-)

Station code: MRY National Rail
Where: North West England, England
Opened on the Maryport and Carlisle Railway.
Open on the Cumbrian Coast Railway.


This is a single platform station which formerly had a very substantial station building. Goods only lines are on the east side which ran south before sweeping round to the north to serve the Maryport Docks.

The goods lines, much reduced, still exist on the east side allowing through freight to bypass the station.

The original Maryport [1st] station was to the south, this was the terminus of the line between 1840 and 1846 and was replaced with the current station in 1860.

The former station building was long with two storey company offices at one end, single storey station offices in the middle and a two storey house at the end. There was a tower and portico. A glazed canopy ran down the building on the platform side, later extended northwards and finally much reduced before demolition of the station building.

The station is described as always having a single platform but there was a bay at the north end, possibly only used for parcels.


Station terminus

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

  /  /1750Maryport
New port established at Maryport.
05/07/1840Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Opened between Maryport south quay and Arkleby pits, 7 miles.
  /  /1847Whitehaven Junction Railway
Opened from Maryport to Whitehaven Bransty.
  /  /1860Maryport and Carlisle Railway
More harbour tracks and a new station at Maryport opened.
30/11/2009Whitehaven Junction Railway
Workington North opens, a temporary station opened to connect the north and south of Workington after the loss of the Derwent Road Bridge (A597) due to floodwater. (The nearby harbour railway bridge was severely damaged.) Shuttle trains were operated by Direct Rail Services (DRS) between Workington and Maryport - starting before the new station on the 27th. Travel was free.
28/05/2010Whitehaven Junction Railway
Shuttle trains between Workington and Maryport withdrawn.

News items

08/07/2023Teens made to clean graffiti they caused to Maryport Railway Station [News and Star]
20/01/2021Passenger warning as heavy rains block rail services between Maryport and Carlisle [News and Star]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The Lake Counties v. 14 (Regional Railway History)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways