Lakes Line News

The Lakes Line timetable is part of booklet 6, which you can find at:

and scroll down to route 06, current timetable.

See the note below for the situation during the Covid-19 emergency.


The Summer Bulletin is now available.  It includes updates on what's been hapening on the Lakes and West Coast Main lines during the Covid measures, and introduces 'Lakes Line 175', plans to celebrate the line's anniversaries in 2021 and 2022. To make sure of your copy, join the Group using the membership form on this website. If you think it is worth fighting for more trains on the Lakes Line, for stations which offer more facilites, we would like your support.

Collecting tickets bought on line

If you buy tickets using your computer, you can collect them at Kendal or Burneside or Staveley.  Northern has now had 'our' three unstaffed stations added to the national list.


The train operators have announced that, to protect conductors and passengers from close contact, they will not be selling tickets on trains while the Covid-19 emergency lasts.  Tickets should be bought at machines, or on line, or as e-tickets on your mobile phone.      


From 14th September Northern is increasing the number of trains on the Lakes Line.  We are getting back to, in effect, one train an hour.  the downside to this is that there will be just three trains each way to and from Manchester Airport.

The other operators at Oxenhome have also increased their service level, from 7th September.  Please go to the operators' own websites for the full picture.  There's a link for Northern above, and links to all three on our timetable page.

All Lakes Line trains are scheduled to be formed of 3 carriages, helping passengers to maintain social distancing.  

From 15th June the message from Northern to passengers is:


This photo by David Dockray shows 0903 from Windermere to Manchester Airport at Birk Hagg on 7th May, a great picture with the bonus of Kendal Castle in the background. 

Bus timetables

Stagecoach in Cumbria has now introduced its full summer services, including the 20 minute interval 599 open top service between Bowness and Grasmere via Windermere station. Timetable booklets are available at Windermere.


Updated 12th September















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LAKES LINE RAIL USER GROUP Secretary Malcolm Conway 58 Greengate Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5LL Telephone: 01539 725995
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