Guidance

Cumbrian coast community rail line

Community rail line service between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness.

Documents

Cumbrian Coast Line: prospectus

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Cumbrian Coast Line: map

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Details

The Cumbrian Coast Line combines a series of earlier routes. It runs from Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness via Workington and Whitehaven. The line continues as the Furness Line via Ulverston and Grange-over-Sands to Carnforth, where it connects with the West Coast Main Line.

Route data

Region North west
Locale Cumbria
Stations 26
Length 85 miles
Journey time About 2 hours and 20 minutes — one way
Route type Secondary branch line
Designation Service
Pilot project No
Designation date September 2009
Partnership Cumbrian Coast Community Rail Partnership
Operator(s) Northern

The Cumbrian Coast Line serves the following 26 stations:

  • Carlisle
  • Dalston
  • Wigton
  • Aspatria
  • Maryport
  • Flimby
  • Workington
  • Harrington
  • Parton
  • Whitehaven
  • Corkickle
  • St Bees
  • Nethertown
  • Braystones
  • Sellafield
  • Seascale
  • Drigg
  • Ravenglass
  • Bootle
  • Silecroft
  • Millom
  • Green Rd
  • Foxfield
  • Kirkby-in-Furness
  • Askam
  • Barrow-in-Furness

Community rail designation

The Cumbrian Coast Line was designated as a community rail service by the Department for Transport in September 2009. The designation covers the passenger service between Carlisle and Barrow in Furness. Apart from Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness, all stations listed form part of the designation.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The Cumbrian Coast Line has been identified as a secondary branch line within Network Rail’s Cross Pennines, Yorks and Humber and north west (H) strategic route plan.

The Cumbrian Coast Line Community Rail Partnership

The Cumbrian Coast Line Community Rail Partnership was established in 2008 to promote the line and improve the services and stations.

The 2 rail user groups are the Furness Line Rail Action Group (FLAG) and the Copeland Rail User Group (CRUG).

Published 30 June 2009