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August news

The RMT union has announced more strikes on Saturdays 25 August, 1 September and 8 September. Timetables will follow later. There are  still cancellations on both the Cumbrian coast and Furness lines particularly at weekends and it is worth checking before setting off. The Lakes line from Windermere returned to its normal timetable on 30 [...]


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July news

The RMT union have called off the strike on Saturday 21 July. However there may be disruption to services on Sunday 15 July. Despite the poor strike timetable otherwise services are stabilising generally with few cancellations now on either the Cumbrian coast or Furness lines though it is still worth checking before setting off especially [...]


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June news

There will be further RMT strikes on 19, 21 and 23 June. Timetable details  are here. . On Tuesday and Thursday generally services on the coast are poorer than the last strike with some early trains or buses but very early finishes (eg 1450 north from Barrow and 1600 from Carlisle to Whitehaven). There are some buses between Whitehaven and [...]


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May news

The RMT union have announced a further strike on 24 and 26 May – timetable details for Thursday are here. Generally services on the coast are similar to the last strike with reasonable early trains or buses but very early finishes (eg 1450 north from Barrow and 1600 from Carlisle to Whitehaven). Many services north of Whitehaven are [...]


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April news

The RMT union have announced a further strike on 9 May. Timetable details will follow later. Northern have announced that there will be Sunday services between Barrow and Carlisle and additional evening trains from 20 May. This is not the full service promised but a considerable move towards it. Times are available on National Rail. Timetables [...]


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March news

Northern have announced that there will be Sunday services between Barrow and Carlisle and additional evening trains from 20 May. This is not the full service promised but a considerable move towards it. Full timetables will be available on 7 April. There will also be four return Barrow-Manchester Airport and one Windermere-Manchester Piccadilly [...]


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February news

RMT have another strike day on Saturday 3 March. Timetables in summary are seven buses each way from Carlisle to Workington from 0646 to 1715 (the last to Whitehaven) and six back from Workington from 0843 to 1942. There are six trains each way from Workington to Barrow (0826-1726) and return (0655-1732) with ten minute connections at Workington. [...]


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January news

Northern has further RMT strike action on 8, 10 and 12 January. In summary Cumbrian coast trains mainly run between Workington or Whitehaven and Barrow with very limited connections to Lancaster. There are mostly buses between Whitehaven or Workington and Carlisle. On other routes there is one early bus from Carlisle to Dumfries in addition [...]


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December news

Northern has further RMT strike action on 8, 10 and 12 January. Details of which services will run or be replaced by buses should be available around new year but it is likely to follow recent patterns with trains mainly between 0700 and 1900 including Sellafield commuter trains, with a reduced service between Barrow and Whitehaven and trains, [...]


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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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