The next LLRUG committee meeting, open to all members, will be held on Monday 16th July at 7.30 pm in Windermere Town Council Offices. For more details please contact our Secretary, Malcolm Conway.
Lakes Line Meltdown
On June 1st Northern Railway announced that for two weeks, from 4th June, there will be no trains on the Lakes Line. Later, the closure was extended to four weeks. As from July 2nd Northern will once again be operating trains on the Lakes Line, supplemented by buses. For the latest timetable, go to:
If your journey is affected by a cancellation of a train or replacement bus, please let us know (email@example.com). If possible, please also send a copy to Community Rail Cumbria :
who will make sure it reaches the Lakes Line CRP. If you also copy in Northern's Contact Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org) then it makes sure they know about the disruption being caused.
LLRUG continues to press for the electrification, and we are not alone. The CRP, Cumbria Tourism, County Council, the Local Enterprise Partnership and many other bodies want this too.
Bikes on trains
From 20th May, the date of the timetable change, TransPennine Express is changing its bike policy. "From this date forward, cyclists wishing to take their bicycle on board the train will need to have a cycle reservation. Reservations will be required for bicycles on all TransPennine Express trains, and can be made in several ways:
By Phone: 0345 600 1671 (Option 3)
- Online: Cycle reservations can be requested when purchasing tickets online in advance at tpexpress.co.uk
- At the Booking Office: Cycle reservations can be requested by visiting any one of our station booking offices, or a booking office where our services call.
Cycle reservations are free, but customers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment, and not less than 24 hours before travel."
Again, we'd like to know how this works out, so do let us know if you use this service - both good and bad news welcome!
Updated 1st July 2018