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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Port of Workington – Siddick Bridge

Rail passengers and motorists are being advised about changes to journeys while a railway bridge is rebuilt at the Port of Workington. Network Rail is replacing Siddick bridge which provides key access to the important Cumbrian port. Thousands of vehicles transport around 500,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of Workington each year. The next phase …

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Coastal Running/Walking Challenge

Applications are open for Run The Edge – an innovative coastal running challenge. Run the Edge will now go ahead virtually in May. The event – which people can complete on the actual route using the English Coastal Path between Millom and Whitehaven, on a treadmill, or in their own local area – runs over …

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Digital Nicholson trail launched

A NEW walking app inspired by the work of a Millom poet could bring culture-hungry visitors to the ‘hidden gem’ of a town. The Norman Nicholson digital trail will take in routes that the poet himself would regularly walk. The trails – there are currently two, with three more in the pipeline – are not …

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Copeland’s coastal challenge launched

AN INNOVATIVE coastal running challenge in Copeland will now go ahead virtually. The brand new Run the Edge event – part of Copeland Council’s Connecting Cumbria’s Hidden Coast programme – was meant to go ahead as a mass-participation running and walking event this month. The pandemic caused a change of plan, and the challenge will now …

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Funding sought to restore Lakes Line capacity

The Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership has welcomed the opportunity to support Cumbria County Council in spearheading a funding bid to develop the business case for expanding capacity on the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere. The county council has today (Friday 5 March 2021) submitted an application to the Department for Transport for a …

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