Train travel offers a practical and economical alternative to the car for many journeys, whether commuting, travelling for business or travelling for leisure.

The nearest train station to The Ridings is Carlisle, approximately 2.8km away in the city centre. The station can easily be reached by bike (approx. 10 minute ride), bus (10 minutes) or taxi. Carlisle sits on the West Coast Mainline and is served by local, regional and national routes. Major destinations include Glasgow Central, Edinburgh, Newcastle, London Euston and Leeds.

Personalised Pocket Train Timetables

You can create a personalised timetable at the National Rail website, and download it as a PDF document for printing at your leisure. You can create a timetable for up to 3 separate departure or arrival stations, selecting the days, dates and times of travel times to suit you. You can personalise the timetable further to show all or some intermediate stations or the services of particular routes. Timetables are available for the next 12 weeks and will include any known changes to train times.

To create a personalised train timetable click here.

National Rail enquiries

On the National Rail website you can plan journeys by train, book tickets and much more.

To visit the website click here.

Live departure boards

View live departures information for Carlisle Station by clicking here.

Travel tools

Access a wide range of useful travel tools such as ‘TrainTracker’ by clicking here.

Station information

Find out more about Carlisle Station by clicking here.

Season ticket calculator

If you are making the same journey on 3 or more days within a week a Season ticket is likely to offer better value than daily tickets. Season Tickets are valid for 7 consecutive days or for any period from a calendar month up to a year.

For further details and to calculate how much you can save please click here.