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.
The Rail User Group represents the views of users of this attractive branch line, and users of the main line station at Oxenholme. We champion the interests of both visitors and residents.
The Group was a founder member of the Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership and works enthusiastically with the CRP to improve rail travel in this part of southern Lakeland.
On our News page you will find details of any engineering work we know about in the near future and its effects on our timetable, and also details of how to use the Lakes Line to get to special events and attractions in the area.
The Lakes Line did not suffer in the floods in December, and all the communities it serves are open for business. Stagecoach buses are still running from Windermere station to Langdale and Coniston, as well as Bowness Pier for Windermere Lake Cruises. Now the A591 is open again between Grasmere and Keswick, so the 555 service is running to its normal timetable.
We hope that you enjoy your stay and hope to be seeing you on the Lakes Line soon!