Britain >North West >Grange-Over-Sands Kents Bank Arnside


Collected date 10/09/14

Grange-over-Sands sign

Grange-over-Sands is the station just on the other side of Morecambe Bay from Arnside, but the station has long since stopped being over sands of any sort as the beaches have turned to salt marsh.

The station has two platforms, with the main station building on the north (landward) side of the line. The front of the station building:

Grange-over-Sands front

Longer views of the front of the station building, first from the west end of the car park:

Grange-over-Sands front
from west

And from the eastern end of the car park:

frontage, long view

The station is full of little details, like this lamp bracket bearing the Furness Railway initials:

Grange-over-Sands lamp

Next to the entrance porch this plaque gives a bit of architectural detail about the station, which is "thought to be a replica of the top storey of Grange Hotel":

Grange-over-Sands plaque

Inside the porch on the front of the building there is a door ahead and one on the right, which serves as an emergency exit for the waiting room. To the left is the open door into the ticket office:

Grange-over-Sands porch

Inside the ticket office, with a small cafe on the left, and the ticket counter just off to the right of this photo:

Grange-over-Sands ticket

The station building backs on to platform 1. This is a view of the rear of the station building from platform 2 opposite:

Grange-over-Sands rear

On platform 1 looking east at the canopy ironwork:

Grange-over-Sands platform
1 canopy

The plaques at the eastern end of platform 1 acknowledge the station's restoration in 1997-8:

Grange-over-Sands plaques

Under the canopy, looking at the bay window and entrance to the waiting room on the left:

Grange-over-Sands platform 1
bay window

On platform 1, looking east at the side of the station building:

Grange-over-Sands platform 1
looking east

At the very western end of platform 1 looking east at both platforms, with the Kent estuary on the right:

Grange-over-Sands platforms
looking east

Looking west:

Grange-over-Sands looking west

A view of the canopies on both sides of the line:


At the eastern end of platform 1 we look back west at both platforms:

Grange-over-Sands platforms
looking west

Looking east along the line we can see the track go over the underpass, and the signalbox in the distance:

Grange-over-Sands looking east

A bit of zoom and we can see the Grange over Sands signalbox:

Grange-over-Sands signalbox

Access to the seaward side of the station is via this underpass that crosses the line at the eastern end of the station:


Looking up at the side of the building on platform 2:

Grange-over-Sands platform 2

Platform 2 has two end buildings at platform level, with a canopy in the middle and windows in the boundary wall looking out to sea:

Grange-over-Sands platform 2

Looking through the windows out at the estuary:

Grange-over-Sands platform
2 windows