Backtrack: Create it, Share it, Save Lives

Backtrack Competition Winners Announced In the early summer, with the UK in lockdown, many were concerned by a steep rise in railway trespass, particularly amongst 11- 18 year olds. Community Rail Officers from across the country who attended Community Rail Lancashire’s Virtual Education Network heard the frightening statistic from Network Rail of a 25% increase …

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Multi-million-pound track upgrades in Cumbria

Rail passengers in Cumbria are being advised to plan ahead next month when travelling due to Network Rail upgrading track near Bootle station. On five consecutive Sundays from 15 November and 13 December, buses will replace trains between Sellafield and Millom. The £3.2 million Great North Rail Project investment will involve replacing over 4,000 metres …

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Trackside Café reopens at Millom railway station

The Trackside Café located at Millom railway station is back open from Thursday 22nd October. Opening times are: Thursdays 10am to 5pm Friday & Saturday 10am to 8pm for food orders, close at 10pm Sunday’s 12pm to 5pm For bookings call 01229 208398 to secure your table. COVID secure restrictions applied please, use the doorbell …

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Key improvements made to Sellafield station

We are delighted to announce that during the past 6 months Sellafield station has undergone some major refurbishment work as part of a project driven and funded by Transport for the North and Northern Trains Limited. Extensive work has taken place to transform the much-needed southbound waiting room, northbound shelter and the toilet facilities, enhancing …

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Network Rail – Track renewals Sunday 4th October

Network Rail will be working on track renewals Sunday 4th October, replacement bus services will be available between Workington – Carlisle.   Barrow – Carlisle: Trains Barrow (and beyond) – Maryport. Buses Workington – Carlisle. Carlisle – Barrow: Trains Maryport – Barrow (and beyond). Buses Carlisle – Workington.  

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Inspirational Green Road

The residents at Turning Point (Stanfield House) have been looking at ways of showing what recovery means to them and how this could inspire others. A series of boards were designed by the group and are now displayed on the southbound platform of their adopted station at Green Road. All of the photographs were taken …

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Workington Railway Station shop to re-open

Wednesday 12th August will see the welcome return of the station shop at Workington Railway Station. The shop will be open Wednesday –Saturday every week (9am-2pm). Pay a visit to the shop when travelling and speak to the friendly volunteers who will be selling a range of hot and cold drinks as well as confectionary …

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Ambitious running event for Copeland’s coast

A BRAND new outdoor event will be held on Copeland’s coastline next year, as part of the Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme. Run the Edge will take place between Millom and Whitehaven on March 20 and 21, and is expected to welcome more than 800 competitors, boosting the area’s post-covid economic recovery. Organised by Copeland …

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