Know before you Go

Visit England has launched its “Know before You Go” campaign to start rebuilding domestic tourism. This highlights what is open, where consumers can find more information and guidance for visitors to make sure that they act responsibly. This includes checking what facilities are open, visiting hidden gems rather than extremely popular destinations, and walking or …

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Beach Hut Gallery Summer Exhibition

The Beach Hut Gallery at Kents Bank railway station is delighted to be promoting their annual summer art exhibition taking place 9 July to 13 September.  They have a wonderful gift shop ideal for special presents or a personal treat!  Easily accessed by train along the Furness Line railway.  Current opening hours are 11am to …

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Eskmeal Viaduct Works

Following the completion of the Eskmeals Viaduct works last week colleagues at Network Rail have produced a video and time lapse.   https://twitter.com/NetworkRailLC/status/1278268144621158401?s=20   I hope you enjoy.  

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New traffic and pedestrian measures for Copeland take effect from Friday 19th June

Cumbria County Council’s highways department is supporting Copeland Borough Council and Whitehaven Town Council to implement a number of new traffic and pedestrian measures across Copeland, which will take effect from this Friday, 19 June in time for the first weekend of shopping following the relaxation of government restrictions. The new measures are required to …

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Cumbrian Coast Line – Parton Reopens

Trains have started running on the Cumbrian Coast line again after three consecutive storms forced the railway to close earlier this year. Northern services have resumed on the line from today (Monday 1 June) after Network Rail completely replaced a railway bridge damaged beyond repair at Parton by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge in March. …

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Bank Holiday Weekend Engineering Work – Changes to Service (23/5-25/5)

This coming weekend Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May there will be a number of engineering possessions on the Rail Network in the North West which will affect Northern services in the following locations: West Coast Mainline (Preston to Euxton/Wigan) Cumbrian Coast route (Carlisle to Whitehaven) South Manchester (Manchester to Buxton/Stoke-on-Trent/Crewe via Stockport/Chester via Altrincham) …

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Deep clean of Barrow-in-Furness station

Northern Trains Ltd will shortly be commencing a deep clean of Barrow-in-Furness station. The work will begin on 2nd June for 5 days with the work being carried out in the day and at night. The specification of work is as follows: Main Concourse – All walls, ceilings, windows and floors including the high level. …

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Essential Travel and Social Distancing Message

Look out for Northern’s images which are being used to promote essential travel only and to encourage social distancing.   The images are appearing on  Northen’s social media channels, stations and in the media. Signage to encourage social distancing have now been installed at Manchester Oxford Road and Victoria stations. Further stations will follow over …

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