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Tony Potts writes: The Community Rail Fair at Carlisle on 8 June did not produce any new members for us, but I was able to talk to other groups, such as the Lakes Line. In addition, my wife brought two of our grandchildren who enjoyed the opportunity to sit in the driving seat of the DRS loco on show. given by Gary Brogan, Director, Rail North [...]


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June blog

Tony Potts writes: Northern have announced that the penalty fare system will apply to this line with effect from 30 June. The current TVM will have the appropriate software installed from that date so that passengers who do not have a credit or debit card can obtain a Promise to Pay ticket so that they can buy a travel ticket on the train [...]


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May blog

Tony Potts writes: On Easter Sunday 21 April Audrey and I travelled from Birmingham New Street back to Workington. The first part of the journey was by a relatively new LNWR electric to Crewe, then bus to Preston. The bus developed a steering fault and had to be replaced at a motorway service area. Another bus took us to Preston, but we had [...]


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April blog

Tony Potts writes: Details of the new timetable for Route 6 are now available. From what I have seen, most of the stations which were omitted from some trains have now been reinstated. Whether the lifting of the temporary speed restrictions between Bootle and Silecroft since the recent track renewal has helped with this I don’t know. Network [...]



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Tony Potts writes: Our arrival back from Glasgow on 8 February was delayed as all trains were cancelled due to a landslide between Whitehaven and Workington. Virgin Trains staff at Carlisle contacted ARN’s Control who authorized a taxi to take five passengers on to Workington. The suspension of the RMT strike action now that Arriva Trains [...]


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Buses will replace trains between Millom and Sellafield on 20 October, and between Barrow and Millom on 27 October and 3 November. Buses will also be in operation between Millom and Sellafield on 10, 17 and 24 November, and on 1 December.  My Cumbria cards https://mycumbriacard.co.uk/ now give a 34% discount on tickets after 0900 Monday [...]



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