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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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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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February news

Railfuture has given our website a 2016 gold award saying it is exemplary is serving the group’s aims and showing best practice. Buses replace trains on 25 February between Whitehaven and Ulverston and also for the 1900 Carlisle-Whitehaven and 2030 return. The timetable includes full Furness line services from 11 December. The planned [...]


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January 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 timetable includes full Furness line services from 11 December. The planned improved timetable for December 2017 has now been put back to May 2018 because of delays in electrification in south west England [...]


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December news

Railfuture has given our website a 2016 gold award saying it is exemplary is serving the group’s aims and showing best practice. Workington ticket office is closed on Tuesday 7 December from 0830 to 1230. A corrected timetable with full Furness line services dated 1 August is available here together with the 11 December update (which [...]


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November news

There is a revised timetable on 26-27 November because of maintenance work. Railfuture has given our website a 2016 gold award saying it is exemplary is serving the group’s aims and showing best practice. A corrected timetable with full Furness line services dated 1 August is available here together with the 11 December update (which [...]


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