Women signallers making history at Sellafield in Cumbria

Sellafield signal box on the Cumbrian Coast Line has become the first to be entirely staffed by women since the Second World War. The milestone was reached last month when trainee Amy Byrne joined Rebecca Rennoldson and Holly Williams to create the three woman team. They work in solo shifts in the Victorian-engineered signal box to …

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Passenger Assistance app to help disabled rail passengers travel with confidence in first for public transport

A new app available today will make it easier and quicker for disabled people to request assistance for their train journeys, helping people to travel with confidence. The ‘Passenger Assistance’ app, developed with train operators, will offer passengers the choice to request assistance, update their profile and review their journeys from anywhere using their smartphone, …

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The Rails Which Circled the World heritage film

Complimenting the new heritage exhibition at Workington railway station, people will also have the opportunity to watch a watch a short film screened in the waiting rooms on both platforms. The film portrays personal stories of what life was like, including some wonderful West Cumbrian characters who worked with and contributed to Henry Bessemer’s unique …

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New exhibition highlights Workington’s industrial heritage – ‘The Rails Which Circled the World’

A new exhibition, celebrating the heritage and importance of the railway industry in West Cumbria, opens at Workington railway station. With funding and support from the Community Rail Network, ‘The Rails Which Circled the World’ heritage project has transformed Workington railway station into an exhibition centre that celebrates a time when the town was a …

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New Train Timetables – 16 May 2021

New timetables come into operation with effect from Sunday 16 May 2021. For Cumbria, this sees the return of 98% of Northern services along the Cumbrian Coast Line, Furness Line and Lakes Line. Please check train operating company websites for full details before you travel and please remember to travel safely with confidence.

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£335,000 restoration: Historic Railway Pullman Camping Coaches unveiled as quirky staycation accommodation

Ravenglass in the Western Lake District is home to some new quirky ‘railway holiday’ accommodation, following the remarkable transformation of two near derelict Pullman Camping Coaches dating back more than a century. Originally built in 1917 as part of a World War One Ambulance Train, ‘Elmira’ and ‘Maid of Kent’ are the UK’s oldest Railway …

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Timetables will change 16 May 2021

Northern’s timetables will change on 16 May with more frequent services on many routes. Please check https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/timetables for the latest timetables, which may have changed since you last used the train. If it’s your first time travelling with Northern for a while refer to https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travelsafely

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The Beacon Museum to reopen its doors

With the rail message changing to Travel with Confidence, you can now enjoy a relaxing trip along our wonderful coastline leaving the train at Whitehaven railway station to visit The Beacon. THE WORLD’S best wildlife photography will be exhibited in Whitehaven when The Beacon Museum reopens its doors next week. The harbourside museum, which has …

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Carnforth Heritage Centre Reopens!

We are delighted to welcome the return of the Heritage Centre at Carnforth station on the Furness Line with effect from Monday 17 May 2021! A strict one way system will allow all exhibition areas to be available including the new feature “Crafts, Curios and Collectables”. In order to remain Covid secure, the following will …

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