Next meeting

The next LLRUG committee meeting, open to all members, will be held on Wednesday 22nd August at 7.30 pm in Staveley.  For more details please contact our Secretary, Malcolm Conway.

Lakes Line Timetable

Northern is now running the timetable introduced on 20th May but abandoned soon after.  For the latest timetable, go to:


and scroll down to route 06, current timetable.

If your journey is affected by a cancellation of a train or replacement bus, please let us know (info@llrug.co.uk).  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 (enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk) then it makes sure they know about the disruption being caused.

Electrification pulled

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!
Line closure at Bolton

As part of the Manchester-Bolton-Preston route improvement works, there will be a nine day closure of the railway, with buses replacing trains through Bolton from Saturday 25 August – Sunday 2 September 2018.

This won't directly affect most trains between Manchester and Oxenholme, but is likely to lead to congestion on some services. Northern's website has more details.

 Updated 21st August 2018 





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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