Port of Workington – Siddick Bridge

Rail passengers and motorists are being advised about changes to journeys while a railway bridge is rebuilt at the Port of Workington. Network Rail is replacing Siddick bridge which provides key access to the important Cumbrian port. Thousands of vehicles transport around 500,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of Workington each year. The next phase …

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Coastal Running/Walking Challenge

Applications are open for Run The Edge – an innovative coastal running challenge. Run the Edge will now go ahead virtually in May. The event – which people can complete on the actual route using the English Coastal Path between Millom and Whitehaven, on a treadmill, or in their own local area – runs over …

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Digital Nicholson trail launched

A NEW walking app inspired by the work of a Millom poet could bring culture-hungry visitors to the ‘hidden gem’ of a town. The Norman Nicholson digital trail will take in routes that the poet himself would regularly walk. The trails – there are currently two, with three more in the pipeline – are not …

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Copeland’s coastal challenge launched

AN INNOVATIVE coastal running challenge in Copeland will now go ahead virtually. The brand new Run the Edge event – part of Copeland Council’s Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme – was meant to go ahead as a mass-participation running and walking event this month. The pandemic caused a change of plan, and the challenge will now …

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Funding sought to restore Lakes Line capacity

The Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership has welcomed the opportunity to support Cumbria County Council in spearheading a funding bid to develop the business case for expanding capacity on the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere. The county council has today (Friday 5 March 2021) submitted an application to the Department for Transport for a …

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New staff accommodation facilities open at Workington railway station

Northern employees have been welcomed into new staff accommodation facilities at Workington, following an extensive refurbishment. Work on the staff accommodation at Workington started in August 2020, comprising: Repairs to the flooring and roof structures Redecoration throughout Refurbished traincrew areas, signing on point and management suite New kitchen areas, with USB charging points New shower …

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Improvement work at Whitehaven station has transformed the car park and waiting shelters

The car park has been resurfaced and redesigned, increasing the number of parking spaces for passengers, including the addition of two more accessible bays, taking the total to four.  Northern has also relined the car park to create safe walking routes and a pedestrian crossing. A new waiting shelter has been installed replacing a disused bicycle rack, while the other existing shelter has been modified to …

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Community Rail Awards 2020

Community Rail Cumbria celebrated four top awards in the 16th National Community Rail Awards held on Wednesday 9th December 2020. The annual awards ceremony, organised by the Community Rail Network, celebrates the best projects and activities that have taken place in community rail over the last twelve months. Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council Cabinet …

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