Storm Ciara affects Cumbrian Coast Line

All Northern passenger train services along the Cumbrian Coast Line between Barrow in Furness and Carlisle are suspended on Sunday 9th February 2020. Due to the high winds expected on Sunday there is no train service along the Cumbrian Coast Line and there will be no alternative road transport available in either direction.  Customers are …

Transpennine Express (TPE) Penalty Fares

From Sunday 2 February, TPE will be introducing Penalty Fares across their services. The Penalty Fares scheme will apply on all TPE services on all their routes excluding journeys to and from Scotland. Penalty Fares are designed to discourage people from travelling on trains without first buying a ticket where they have the opportunity to …

Bowness Blues Weekend 3rd/4th/5th April 2020

The Bowness Bay Blues returns for its 9th year in Spring.  The event runs from April 3rd until the 5th and showcases the best of blues from France, the USA, Italy and Scotland along with a wealth of homegrown talent. There will be three days of live music across 11 venues in the village of …

Trans Pennine Express – Black Friday offer

We wanted to make you aware that across the North of England and Scotland people can save 25% off the price of an advanced purchase train ticket with TransPennine Express as part of its exclusive Black Friday Sale.  Three million advanced purchase tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis on the …

Workington Remembers

The Transport Heritage group at Workington Station have been remembering those who lost their lives in the line of duty. This wonderful remembrance display 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 of poppies, …

Partnership working recognised

We are delighted to announce our Involving Diverse Groups award that was presented at the recent ACoRP awards hosted in Telford. This celebrated the partnership working between Turning Point, Community Rail Cumbria and DRS, highlighting how rail has a profound and lasting impact on individuals, and how rail is now deeply embedded in the structured …

Footbridge returns to Millom

The newly refurbished footbridge at Millom station has re-opened this week to delight of the local community. The bridge was removed in March this year to undergo extensive refurbishment work that had been long overdue, both Network Rail and Northern have worked in collaboration to deliver this successful project. The bridge further enhances Millom station …

SCENIC RAIL Journeys

This month witnessed the introduction of our new SCENIC RAIL Journeys in Britain brochure. Community Rail Cumbria have been working in partnership with ACoRP to produce a brochure highlighting the wonderful but not so obvious lines available in and around Britain. The brochure is designed to signpost people to the wonderful Scenic Rail Britain website …