Timetables around Cumbria
Coach Travel National Express
for coach travel around the UK : Tel. 08705 80 80 80
Express 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
Highways Information: http://www.trafficradio.org.uk/
Highways telephone Hotline on 0845 609 6609.
All other Trunk roads: including the M6 motorway - Tel AmeyMouchel: 0845
The Traveline Cumbria call centre
is based in Whitehaven, and all calls to the new line are charged at National
Call rates.Telephone: 0871 200 2233 or on the web at Traveline.info
It offers comprehensive information on
all bus services in Cumbria as well as local boat and rail services. More
information on traveline Cumbria can be found at www.traveline-cumbria.co.uk
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 at www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk
West Cumbrian cycleways.
information about cycling in Cumbria can be found at