Guidance

Lakes community rail line

Community rail line service between Oxenholme and Windermere.

Documents

Lakes Line: prospectus

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Lakes Line: map

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Details

The Lakes Line, also called the Windermere Branch Line, runs from Oxenholme to Windermere in Cumbria, north west England.

Route data

Region North west
Locale Cumbria
Stations 5
Length 10 miles
Journey time About 19 minutes — one way
Route type Rural
Designation Line
Pilot project No
Designation date April 2008
Partnership Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership
Operator(s) TransPennine Express

The Lakes Line route serves the following 5 stations:

  • Oxenholme Lake District (operated by Virgin Trains)
  • Kendal
  • Burneside
  • Staveley
  • Windermere

Community rail designation

The Lakes Line was designated as a community rail line by the Department for Transport in April 2008. The designation covers the line, stations and the passenger services between Oxenholme and Windermere.

Network Rail strategic route plan

The Lakes Line has been identified as a rural route within Network Rail’s Cross Pennines, Yorks and Humber and north west (H) strategic route plan.

The Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership

The Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership was founded in February 2006 to support and promote the line. They work closely with the Lakes Line Rail Users Group which was formed in 1984 as the Lakes Line Action Group.

Published 17 November 2007