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August news

Regulated fares are set to go up by the Retail Prices Index amount of 3.6% at the beginning of January, including most season tickets and many longer distance off-peak fares whilst changes to the rest of fares will be announced in December. Parking charges at Whitehaven increased on 8 August from £2 to £3 a day (£14 a week, £45 a month [...]


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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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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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May news

The RMT union was planning further strike action on 30 May but this has now been suspended and trains will run normally. Railfuture has given our website a 2016 gold award saying it is exemplary is serving the group’s aims and showing best practice. There is a new timetable from 21 May but with virtually no changes to the coast line. Mondays [...]


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May blog

Tony Potts writes: FLAG meeting David and I attended this at Carnforth on 22 April. On the train there, we met a couple who had boarded the train at Carlisle when they really wanted a direct train to Lancaster, but no-one from Virgin Trains was on hand to advise them. They had come to Carlisle on the Settle and Carlisle and were now returning [...]


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April news

Railfuture has given our website a 2016 gold award saying it is exemplary is serving the group’s aims and showing best practice. The RMT union have called a further strike on 28 April (after 8 April strike) and Northern are intending to run a revised timetable with a reduced service between Barrow and Workington but buses north of Workington [...]


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April blog

Tony Potts writes: After a very successful AGM we are now back to more prosaic matters. These last 14 days have seen yet more disruption to the service due to failures not only of loco hauled trains (LHCS) but units and infrastructure.  As an example, the failure of an LHCS train on 1 April led to the substitution of a single Class 153, [...]


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