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December news

Virgin West Coast trains will be affected by strike action on December 15 and 22 and on January 5, 8, 26 and 29. They intend to run hourly London-Glasgow trains. The trains via Birmingham will only run from London-Preston. For Lockerbie, Haymarket or Edinburgh tickets will be accepted on TransPennine Express. There will be limited ticket [...]


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November news

There will be a further strike on Wednesday 8 November. Timetables are similar to previous occasions starting a little later and finishing early with trains mainly between Workington or Whitehaven and Barrow, a few trains from Carlisle supplemented by buses and a couple of connections at Barrow. There are additional Carlisle-Newcastle trains [...]


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October news

There will be a further strike on Wednesday 8 November. Timetables are not yet available. 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 [...]


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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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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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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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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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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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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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March news

Railfuture has given our website a 2016 gold award saying it is exemplary is serving the group’s aims and showing best practice. In addition to the strike on 13 March the RMT union have called a further strike on 8 April (the date of our April CRUG meeting) and Northern are intending to run a revised timetable. There was a reduced service [...]


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