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Names and dates

Workington (1846-1923)
Workington Main (1923-1965)
Workington (1965-)

Station code: WKG National Rail
Where: North West England, England
Opened on the Whitehaven Junction Railway.
Open on the Cumbrian Coast Railway.

Chronology Dates

  /  /1867Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Derwent branch from Bulgill to Brigham on the Workington to Cockermouth line opened.
  /  /1879Cleator and Workington Junction Railway
Opened from Cleator to Distington, Derwent Iron Works and Workington.
  /  /1887Cleator and Workington Junction Railway
Opened from Workington to Linefoot on the Maryport and Carlisle Railway.
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Shuttle trains between Workington and Maryport withdrawn.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

04/10/2023'Energy coast' line to see 'upgrade' as PM scraps northern HS2 leg [News and Star]
12/04/2023Trains delayed this morning near Workington due to derailment [News and Star]
10/08/2022Local limestone sculpted into 7ft Bessemer Converter at Workington Station [Community Rail Network]
17/02/2022Thieves who broke into Workington railway station may have been exposed to asbestos [News and Star]
21/12/2021Community Rail Cumbria win coveted national award [News and Star]
08/06/2021Port of Workington railway bridge reopens to motorists [Network Rail]
27/05/2021New exhibition highlights Workington's industrial heritage The Rails Which Circled the World [Community Rail Network]
13/05/2021Port of Workington time-lapse video captures railway bridge overhaul [Network Rail]
21/04/2021Road and rail changes during Port of Workington bridge upgrade [Network Rail]
08/04/2021Statue of Sir Henry Bessemer planned for Workington railway station [News and Star]