West Coast Railways temporary train service

West Coast Railways (WCR), is a railway spot-hire company and charter train operator based at Carnforth.  With effect from Monday 18 June the Company is running a temporary rail shuttle service along the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere and stopping at Kendal, Burneside and Staveley.  The service is expected to operate for a 2 …

Railway Fun Day in the City!

A Community Family Day is being held at Carlisle Station on Saturday 23 June from 10am to 4pm.  Community Rail Cumbria is working in partnership with Virgin Trains together with DRS, ACoRP, Northern, TPE, Network Rail, Carlisle City Council and a host of local businesses and entertainers to celebrate Carlisle Station and its rail links north, south, …

Northern Rail Replacement Bus Services

Northern has implemented a temporary rail replacement bus service on the Lakes Line – Oxenholme to Windermere. Rail replacement bus service timetables are effective from 17 June 2018.   Please click on the title above to see Rail Replacement Bus Services in full.

Grand opening of the transport hub at Maryport Station

The new £1.2m transport hub at Maryport Railway Station was officially opened yesterday. The County Council delivered the scheme and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership funded the project, which involved the creation of a new 78-space car park at Mealpot Road on land previously owned by Maryport Rugby League Club.  Community Rail Cumbria (CRP) also played …

Get your limited edition commemorative ticket for Sunday 20 May!

Northern has issued a limited edition commemorative ticket for the introduction of new and improved Sunday Services along the Cumbrian Coast on Sunday 20 May! You can travel the Cumbrian Coast all day with this special Rover ticket for just £20.  Tickets are available from booking offices at Barrow, Whitehaven and Workington Stations. Don’t miss this …

Sunday Services coming soon

May 20th finally launches the long overdue Sunday timetable that will allow people to travel the complete length of the Cumbrian Coast Line between Barrow and Carlisle. Passengers will now be able to experience a wide range of activities ranging from a trip to Ravenglass to ride the Lal Ratty, visit the wonderful Discovery Centre …

Flag Fortnight in Ulverston

Friends of Ulverston Station are joining in with this year’s town Flag Festival. The festival delivers a display of colour flags throughout the town to celebrate the start of spring and ends after 12th May 2018. Fly the flag for Ulverston! More info on http://www.ulverstoncouncil.org.uk/

Welcome!

A very warm welcome to Community Rail Cumbria’s new website. We’re very lucky to have railway lines that serve most parts of this outstandingly beautiful and diverse county called Cumbria, and this website promotes not just the journey but the wide variety of destinations along the way. We’re delighted to show – in pictures and …