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Tony Potts writes: Once again our train service has been disrupted by strike action, this time on two days, 3 and 5 October. An e-mail from Sharon Keith, Northern’s Regional Director, gave some information about what services they planned to run, and expressed disappointment at the fact that the RMT aren’t entering into “meaningful [...]


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October news

The RMT union has announced further strikes on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. Timetables are here. There are more trains than on previous strike days. On the coast trains run from the 0558 Maryport-Barrow mostly from Workington or Whitehaven to Barrow with the last train the 1530 from Whitehaven. Return trains start at 0600 until 1450. [...]


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September news

The RMT union has announced further strikes on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. Timetables are here. There are more trains than on previous strike days. On the coast trains run from the 0558 Maryport-Barrow mostly from Workington or Whitehaven to Barrow with the last train the 1530 from Whitehaven. Return trains start at 0600 until 1450. [...]


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September blog

Tony Potts writes: Yet again our train services have been disrupted by strike action from the RMT on September 1 and 4. Northern ran the usual trains between Barrow and Workington/Whitehaven, with buses between there and Carlisle. On 1 September, I was told that the train to Sellafield (two cars) was on time. Checking at Whitehaven on [...]


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August news

RMT strike action has been announced for Friday 1 and Monday 4 September.  Similar timetables apply as for previous strikes with a service ending in the afternoon between Workington or Whitehaven and Barrow and buses north of Workington/Whitehaven. Some trains run from 0609 Workington-Barrow to 1530 Whitehaven-Barrow and 0600 Barrow-Whitehaven [...]


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August blog

Tony Potts writes: After a successful meeting at Millom addressed by Trudy Harrison MP, at least one member of the Sellafield Limited (SL) Train User Group has e-mailed her, had an acknowledgement (19 July) and an answer (24 July). I shall read out the reply. I must stress that the SL train user group is very informal, being simply a list [...]


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July news

Parking charges at Whitehaven increase on 8 August from £2 to £3 a day (£14 a week, £45 a month and £365 a year). They also increase at Barrow, Carnforth and Grange to £5 and Ulverston to £4. The spring 2017 issue of Transport Focus’ National Rail Passenger Survey is out. Generally there is a pleasing 3% improvement in satisfaction [...]


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July blog

Tony Potts writes: My reply to a letter in Rail magazine where the writer advocated a bridge across the Duddon was published in the 24 May issue. I said that a better use of funds would be to remove the pinch-points which currently cause delays. In addition, the installation of continuous welded rail would improve the journey. Two other [...]


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June news

The RMT union plan further strikes on 8-10 July. Timetables will be available later. This could affect our next meeting in Millom on 8 July but on past evidence there should be at least some trains running. This meeting will now include Trudy Harrison MP. The summer newsletter has being emailed to members who have opted for an electronic [...]


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June blog

Tony Potts writes: My reply to a letter in Rail magazine where the writer advocated a bridge across the Duddon was published in the 24 May issue. I said that a better use of funds would be remove the pinch-points which currently cause delays. In addition, the installation of continuous welded rail would improve the journey. Two other letters [...]


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