Timetables around Cumbria
Coach Travel National Express
for coach travel around the UK : Tel. 08705 80 80 80
for the over 60s
As of 31st
October 2011, the governments funding of a concessionary travel
scheme on National Express coaches has ended. For those who previously
benefitted from this scheme, there is now a new Coachcard scheme in operation
by National Express. The new Coachcards, which can be purchased by those
over 60 or registered disabled, cost just £10 for a year and entitle
the named passenger to 1/3 off the ticket price all year round.
Travel National Express
Handy realtime info on roadworks or delays.
Roadworks and closures can be spotted by going to www.highways.gov.uk/trafficinfo
the definitive map of pubilc rights of way across Cumbria.
More Rail Information : Telephone 08457 48 49 50 / To book tickets telephone
For basic railway timetable and railway pricing inquiries, www.rail.co.uk
is the place to go: but in order to actually buy a ticket, you will have
to choose between www.thetrainline.com
(owned by Virgin and Stagecoach) and www.qjump.co.uk
(which belongs to the National Express group). In theory, both sites carry
exactly the same fares. Local Arriva Rail timetables can also be checked
out at: www.arrivatrainsnorthern.co.uk
Cumbria Community Transport can provide minbus hire for community
and charity groups..Tel. 01228 40281, or visit https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/
for more info.
Highways telephone Hotline on 0845 609 6609. Highways
All other Trunk roads: including the M6 motorway - Tel AmeyMouchel: 0845
Traveline Cumbria call centre , all calls to the new line are charged
at National Call rates.Telephone: 0871 200 2233 or on the web at Traveline.info
Carlisle Lift Off
At last Carlisle/Lake District airport now fully operational. Go
Eskdale is ideal
walking and mountain biking territory, something that the famous
Laal Ratty miniature railway has supported. Not only can you now
hire mountain bikes at the Dalegarth terminus of the railway, but
you can let the 'train take the strain' and plan a route that takes
you freewheeling down towards the coast while hopping the train
for the return journey back up to the Eskdale valley. Find out more
West Cumbrian cycleways.
information about cycling in Cumbria can be found at