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.
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.
View live departures information for Carlisle Station by clicking here.
Access a wide range of useful travel tools such as ‘TrainTracker’ by clicking here.
Find out more about Carlisle Station by clicking here.
Did you know that there are a number of railcard offers available, including the ‘Two Together’ and the ‘Family and Friends’ Railcard where you can get great discounts on rail travel when travelling either with one other person or with the whole family? Both Railcards can be obtained through the Railcard website, which can be accessed here.
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.
The easiest way to plan a journey by train is to use one of the online rail enquiry websites, such as National Rail Enquiries. Simply select the station you wish to travel from and to, and the dates/times, and the planner will not only tell you which trains you could catch, but will also tell you how much your journey will cost and then let you book your tickets.