Major investment for Cumbria will see improved journeys for passengers and freight

Passengers are being advised to plan their journeys later this month when Network Rail continues its major improvement of the Cumbrian Coast line.

Over seven Sundays from 19 October, two miles of worn out track will be replaced between Drigg and Bootle. Railway stone and drainage will also be upgraded as part of a £2.8m investment. The new track will make journeys more comfortable and smoother for passengers who are now also benefiting from newer trains* on the coast line.

While work takes place, buses will replace trains between Millom and Sellafield on 20 October, and between Barrow and Millom on 27 October and 3 November.

 Buses will also be in operation between Millom and Sellafield on 10, 17 and 24November, and on 1 December.

The upgrade follows similar work earlier this year when track was brought up to modern standards between Silecroft and Bootle.

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