Penrith railway station


Penrith railway station

Infobox UK station
name = Penrith
code = PNR



manager = Virgin Trains
locale = Penrith
borough = Eden
platforms = 3
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usage0506 = 0.267
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:"This article is about the station in Penrith, Cumbria, UK. For the station in Sydney, Australia, see Penrith railway station, Sydney."

Penrith railway station (also known as Penrith North Lakes and Penrith The North Lakes) is located on the West Coast Main Line in the United Kingdom. It serves the town of Penrith, Cumbria and is less than one mile from its centre. National Express coaches leave from the station's car park and there are bus links to Keswick, Workington. Appleby-in-Westmorland and Ullswater from here too.

Although the station is now relatively quiet at one time this was the terminus for the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway and the North Eastern Railway's Eden Valley branch which joined with the Stainmore line at Kirkby Stephen providing connections to the East Coast Main Line at Darlington. There was also in the mid-nineteenth century a plan to connect Penrith by rail to the lead mines at Caldbeck and eventually joining up with the Cumbrian Coast Line near Wigton.

Up until August 2006 the station was probably unique in that although being a manned main line station it did not have electronic departure boards or TV screens depicting departures/arrivals but only a handwritten departure board in the waiting room/ticket office. It was also the last station in the UK where mail was collected by a moving train.

The station is operated by Virgin Trains.

Virgin renamed the station Penrith North Lakes soon after taking over the running of it. At one time in the early and mid 20th century the station had been known as "Penrith for Ullswater".

External links

* [http://217.23.229.206/jpclient.exe?b=Penrith+(rail+station)&SubmitQuery Buses from the station]
* [http://217.23.229.206/jpclient.exe?e=Penrith+(rail+station)&SubmitQuery Buses to the station]

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