Cumbrian Community Rail Chairman Appointed

Community Rail Cumbria is delighted to welcome Eddie Pollock as the new Chairman for the Cumbrian Coast Line Community Rail Partnership. As a long-standing member of the Partnership, Eddie has represented Direct Rail Services who have been an influential and supportive partner for many years.  Eddie’s personal interest and passion for Community Rail has helped …

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Workington Remembers

Staff at Workington railway station have been remembering those who lost their lives in the line of duty. This wonderful remembrance display on the southbound platform highlights some of the memories from this time, including WW1 poems, luggage evacuees may have used, window displays, a silhouette representing fallen soldiers and flower tub showing an array …

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Backtrack: Create it, Share it, Save Lives

Backtrack Competition Winners Announced In the early summer, with the UK in lockdown, many were concerned by a steep rise in railway trespass, particularly amongst 11- 18 year olds. Community Rail Officers from across the country who attended Community Rail Lancashire’s Virtual Education Network heard the frightening statistic from Network Rail of a 25% increase …

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Multi-million-pound track upgrades in Cumbria

Rail passengers in Cumbria are being advised to plan ahead next month when travelling due to Network Rail upgrading track near Bootle station. On five consecutive Sundays from 15 November and 13 December, buses will replace trains between Sellafield and Millom. The £3.2 million Great North Rail Project investment will involve replacing over 4,000 metres …

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Trackside Café reopens at Millom railway station

The Trackside Café located at Millom railway station is back open from Thursday 22nd October. Opening times are: Thursdays 10am to 5pm Friday & Saturday 10am to 8pm for food orders, close at 10pm Sunday’s 12pm to 5pm For bookings call 01229 208398 to secure your table. COVID secure restrictions applied please, use the doorbell …

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Key improvements made to Sellafield station

We are delighted to announce that during the past 6 months Sellafield station has undergone some major refurbishment work as part of a project driven and funded by Transport for the North and Northern Trains Limited. Extensive work has taken place to transform the much-needed southbound waiting room, northbound shelter and the toilet facilities, enhancing …

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