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 …

New Timetables for Northern Train Services from 30 June

From Sunday 30 June 2019 there will be new timetables for Northern train services. The new timetables are available to view now at https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/timetables If you are travelling or planning a journey from 30 June do check that you have the new timetable. Train timetables change to give operators the chance to improve services, change …

Maryport Station celebrates the town’s Roman history

A three-year programme of regeneration works which have transformed Maryport railway station has been celebrated by Community Rail Cumbria in partnership with Cumbria County Council by the unveiling of a unique community initiative called ‘The Edge of Empire’. Maryport began life as a prominent outpost on Rome’s Northern frontier. The ‘Edge of the Empire’ project, …

The second Community Rail in the City event – another great sucess!

Another Community Success! Community Rail Cumbria were delighted to host, in partnership with Virgin Trains, the second Community Rail in the City celebration at Carlisle Station on Saturday 8 June. A fun packed family day for everyone was enjoyed by passengers and visitors alike. A huge thanks to the rail industry, particularly Direct Rail Services …