LLRUG News

Lakes Line Timetable

The timetable is part of booklet 6, which you can find at:  https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/timetables

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 : (https://www.communityrailcumbria.co.uk/contact-us/)

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.

Bulletin

 The Autumn Bulletin is now available.  It includes updates on LLRUG activities through the summer.  To make sure of your copy, join the Group using the membership form on this website.

AGM and Public Meeting

The 2019 AGM will be held on 30th October in the Shakespeare Centre, Kendal, starting at 7.30 pm.  The focus of the Public meeting will be 'new trains and services', with speakers from Northern and TransPennine Express.

 Collecting tickets bought on line

If you buy tickets using your computer, you can collect them at Kendal or Burneside or Staveley.  Don't be put off when you can't find 'our' three stations in the list, it's just that they haven't been added yet; apparently the train companies only use the station name you choose for some statistic or other.  If you leave the box blank it doesn't matter.

LLRUG and the Community Rail partnership have both regularly asked Northern to sort this out and make sure our three stations appear on the list.  We will keep on asking till it is sorted.

Penalty Fares

From 30th June Northern has extended its penalty fares regime to the Lakes Line.  The best way of avoiding a penalty fare is to buy your ticket before you board, either at a ticket machine, or using the app on your smartphone.  If you can't use the machine, you need a 'Promise to Pay' ticket (from the machine) to show the conductor where you got on, when you buy your ticket.  For full details go to: www.northernrailway.co.uk/penalty-fares

Northern assure us that the penalty fare regime is intended only to catch people deliberately trying not to pay.  So far this seems to be true, but it is still better to buy your ticket in advance.

 Art at Staveley

This morning, 23rd September, local artist Wendy Randall cut the ribbed to unveil the art panels she has produced for Staveley station. Arranged by Ian Conway, co-ordinator for the  Friends of the Lakes Line, the panels were commissioned from Wendy who used the local landscape and some buildings in Staveley as her inspiration.  Northern paid for the installation as part of their commitment to Community Rail, and the panels were produced by CM signs.

Discounts for MyCumbria card holders.

Northern has announced discounts for MyCumbria cardholders.  The press notices says:

"A discount of 34% will apply to MyCumbria card holders for journeys operated by Northern only wholly within Cumbria and will also be valid to / from Carnforth, Lancaster and Silverdale in Lancashire. This will apply to two ticket types only: Off Peak Day Single (CDS) or Off-Peak Day Return (CDR) exists.

 The discount applies Monday to Friday, on trains timed to depart from 0900 and at all times during weekends and Bank Holidays.

Routes / stations available:
· Cumbrian Coast line: Barrow-in-Furness - Carlisle
· Furness line: Barrow-in-Furness - Lancaster
· Lakes line: Oxenholme Lake District – Windermere
· Settle & Carlisle line: Carlisle – Dent
· Tyne Valley line: Carlisle – Brampton (Cumbria)
· Lancaster – Oxenholme Lake District
Retail brief 30 September 2019
Please note that the discount applies to one adult per card.

 No other Railcard can be used in conjunction with the MyCumbria card.

 More details on the MyCumbria card can be found here:

 https://mycumbriacard.co.uk/

 

 Updated 3rd October 2019