Northern has a flash sale of Advance tickets for 10p for journeys to the end of September at https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/sale. These include Workington to Leeds and Newcastle and a variety of trips from Carlisle but not from Whitehaven or Barrow.
The timetable until 14 December is at https://d2cf7kiw5xizhy.cloudfront.net/images/timetables/2019-04/May-December/Northern_6_booklet_0319_32pp-2.pdf
First Group and Trenitalia will take ovet running the West Coast main line from Virgin Trains.
Lowca Network Rail is spending £4m to move 50,000 of tons of soil and protect the coast line.
Fares 26-30 railcards are now available to be downloaded to a smartphone. From September there will also be a 16-17 railcard which will give a 50% discount rather than the usual 34%. In January 2020 regulated fares will go up by 2.8%. A new 16-17 Saver card is on sale from 30 August for journeys from 2 September giving half-price travel on most journeys.
Delay repay has been extended on Northern to 15 minutes at the rate of 25% of the fare for delays of 15-29 minutes (12.5% for one delay on a return journey).