Welcome to the Lakes Line Rail User Group Website. Here you will be able to find information about the Lakes Line, details about the group, membership and much more...

The Lakes Line runs from Oxenholme station on the West Coast Main Line through the ancient market town of Kendal, and the villages of Burneside and Staveley, to the bustling town of Windermere, poised above England’s longest lake.

Our new trains are here.

On 1st July two of the new class 195 trains ran some of the services on the Lakes Line.  The Group was delighted to see these long-promised trains. member David Dockray caught this one at Black Moss on 6th July.

  RMT strike action and ASLEF agreement.

The RMT strike is still 'suspended'.  We hope this is a sign it will be formally ended soon.

Northern and ASLEF, the train drivers' union, have reached agreement on new terms and conditions, and ASLEF members are voting on this.  The result is expected in early July.


Group contacts 
Chairman                   Robert Talbot             chairman@llrug.co.uk
Secretary                   Malcolm Conway       secretary@llrug.co.uk
Treasurer                   Ian Conway                treasurer@llrug.co.uk                   
General enquiries      Dick Smith                

 Updated 7th July 2019


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LAKES LINE RAIL USER GROUP Secretary Malcolm Conway 58 Greengate Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5LL Telephone: 01539 725995
For General Enquiries Email: info@llrug.co.uk