Oxenholme

Railway Station at Oxenhole - Lakes Line

 Oxenholme station - start of the Lakes Line

 

 Tim Farron MP with artists from Kendal College at the opening of an art exhibition at the station


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Oxenholme Station is the place that welcomes passengers to southern lakeland and links the West Coast Mainline to the Lakes Line.

The "Helm" rises behind the station and offers spectacular views across Morecambe Bay. From the village there are views over Kendal and neighbouring villages like Natland westwards to the lakeland mountains.

Railway Station Oxenholme - Lakes Line
 A Lakes Line train passes the "Welcome to the Lakes" sign at Oxenholme station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technically, Oxenholme is only a hamlet as it has no church but it is slowly merging with nearby Kendal.The station was known as Kendal Junction until 1860 and was then renamed as Oxenholme. Recognising its role as a gateway to the Lake District, the station has been called "Oxenholme The Lake District" since 1988.

On the 15th June, 2011, an exhibition of public art, representing 12 local attractions,opened at the station. The work was carried out by undergraduate students at Kendal College. The display of public art is another way of welcoming travellers to the Lake District. To complement this art, a stunning new "Welcome to the Lakes" sign, 12 metres long, was added to the wall of Oxenholme station in August, 2012.

Transport Information

Bus: The bus stops are directly outside the station. The buses for Sedbergh, Dent and Kirkby Lonsdale leave from the eastern, booking office, side of the station. Buses for Kendal leave from the western side: leave either platform and turn right in the pedestrian tunnel. The bus stops are at the tunnel entrance.

Taxi Rank: There is a taxi rank directly outside of the station by the booking office.

Taxi Number: Gateway Taxis - 01539 7259365

 

 
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