Friends of Askam Station achieve their goal

Friends of Askam Station have managed to resurrect a project for their station with spectacular results.  The Group had previously received some funding from the Local Committee for a small project for the station but following support from Community Rail, Northern (Arriva), the Parish Council and the National Lottery a more ambitious project was realised.  …

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RMT Union Saturday Strike Days in December

See dates of RMT planned Saturdays strike days for December.  For more information,  see the strike webpage which is Northern’s primary source for strike-day timetable and customer information.  All the timetables are available in PDF format and can be easily downloaded and printed northernrailway.co.uk/strike  

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Rail Minister backs ‘life-changing’ community rail projects

Community Rail Cumbria was delighted to welcome newly appointed Rail Minister Andrew Jones to launch the Department for Transport’s Community Rail Strategy at Millom Discovery Centre last  week. This important document sets the scene for the development of Community Rail nationally and acknowledges the huge social and economic value of the range of projects undertaken …

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RMT Industrial Action: Saturday 10 November

The train and replacement bus timetables for Saturday 10 November are now available online for customers on Northern’s website at: northernrailway.co.uk/strike   The timetables for each of the planned Saturday strikes days will be different. The strike webpage is Northern’s primary source for strike-day timetable and customer information. All the timetables are available in PDF format …

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Community Rail Cumbria helps out with the DRS apprentice training programme

Community Rail Cumbria (CRC), together with Direct Rail Services (DRS), organised an unique day that was aimed at reinforcing the DRS apprentice training programme.  Topics covered included the value and importance of rail in relation to economic and social impact of rail;  how DRS commitment and support for CRC Cumbria is benefitting our isolated Cumbrian …

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RMT Industrial Action in November – Bus Timetables Available Online

The train and replacement bus timetables for Saturday 03 November are now available online for Northern customers on Northern’s website at:  northernrailway.co.uk/strike The timetables for each of the planned Saturday strikes days will be different. The strike webpage is Northern’s  primary source for strike-day timetable and customer information. All the timetables are available in PDF format …

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Windermere Ferry sets sail again

Windermere Ferry is back in business following repairs to the Ferry including a new engine.  The Ferry was re-launched on Saturday 27 October, resuming it’s normal departure times. The ferry takes people, vehicles, horses and cycles across the lake, reducing traffic on the surrounding narrow roads and easing congestion and pollution. It also links the busy eastern shore …

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Corkickle Car Park Improvements

Northern by Arriva have been working hard over the last 12 months to improve the parking situation at Corkickle Station for both the local residents and the general public. This has involved regular consultation with the residents, ensuring all parties were happy with the developments. The area has recently been remarked, now allowing access for …

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