Brochure to Inspire

Our new Rail Journey to Recovery brochure was shown for the first time on Monday 9th September at the Northern Community Rail Conference in Leeds, the initial responses have been staggering and encouraged others to look into this further. This is a joint venture between Turning Point and Community Rail Cumbria inspired by the well-publicised Rail …

Maryport Blooms

Following on from the successful hub and platform developments at Maryport Station, a group aptly named The Maryporter’s have taken on the adoption of this local station. Working in partnership with Community Rail Cumbria and Northern the station entrance has been transformed with a vast range of flowers and herbs to showcase the influence Romans …

16-17 Railcard

The new 16-17 Saver is now on sale online or by calling 0345 301 1656 and offers 50% off most rail fares for anyone aged 16 and 17 years old.  For only £30, the 16-17 Saver is valid for one year or until the cardholder’s 18th birthday (whichever is earliest) and discounts will be applied …

Wigton Bridge Returns

This week witnessed the re-opening of the newly refurbished footbridge at Wigton station. It has been a long road to bring this project to fruition and has relied on the outstanding support and commitment from both Network Rail and Northern who have worked in collaboration to deliver this project. The bridge further enhances what is …

Boat at a train station

Today witnessed a first on the Cumbrian Coast Line with the introduction of a boat at a train station! The new planter can now been seen on the southbound platform at Parton station. The newly formed station adoption group have worked extremely hard to try and transform the appearance of their local station including the …

Maryport Station gets the icing on the cake!

The transformation of Maryport railway station continues to develop around the Roman theme of the station ‘The Edge of Empire’. Following the installation of the superb storyboards on the station platform, Community Rail Cumbria, together with local volunteer group “The Maryporters” who have adopted the station, have now put the icing on the cake! 8 …

Engineering Works

Extensive engineering works around Acton Grange Junction (between Crewe and Preston on the West Coast Main Line) are due to take place with effect from 20 July through to 4 August 2019.  This will cause disruption to the normal rail timetables so please check your travel arrangements before setting out on your journey.  The works …

Flimby by the Sea

Some of the pupils from Flimby Primary School (Year 6) have been transforming the look of Flimby Train station along with the pupils and staff from Workington Academy, artist Todd and Matthew from The Colourful North. The art department from Workington Academy have supported the project from the start and been instrumental in the planning and …

Cracking Work at Cark Station!

Well done to everyone who participated in the Cark station community day on 13 June. Folks weeded, strimmed, dug, planted, watered, chopped, cleared and cleaned to revitalise the station platform areas and approach road. Thanks to the Friends of Cark Station, the Lions, Northern, Network Rail, ISS, local volunteeers and the Furness Line Community Rail …