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Old May 14th, 2015, 10:49 AM   #41
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Carlisle city centre roadworks set to cause delays

Published at 00:01, Thursday, 14 May 2015

Drivers are being warned to expect delays as roadworks begin in Carlisle city centre today.

Cumbria County Council is renewing traffic lights at the junction of Lowther, Lonsdale and Bank streets.

The work is due to start today and is expected to last a maximum of 10 days.

Temporary traffic signals will be in place. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the road.

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Old May 27th, 2015, 11:38 AM   #42
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Delays warning as repair work starts on major west Cumbrian road

Published at 15:36, Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A project to upgrade a two-mile stretch of a main road in west Cumbria starts on Monday.

The road and footpaths will be resurfaced and improvements made to the drainage system on the A595 near Sellafield.

The Highways England scheme will affect the road between Calder Bridge and the junction with the B5345, just south of Thornhill and includes resurfacing a one and a half mile stretch between Calder Bridge and Blackbeck roundabout.

New signs and reflective road studs will also be installed and road markings replaced.

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Old June 30th, 2015, 11:42 AM   #43
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State-of-the-art buses in Carlisle blasted by passengers

By Matthew Cobb

Published at 12:32, Monday, 29 June 2015

Angry passengers say a new £3 million fleet of buses operating in Carlisle are not fit for purpose.



Commuters are complaining that the 26 environmentally friendly vehicles, which were rolled out by operator Stagecoach this month, are smaller than the previous ones and that in particular, parents with young children are having difficulties.

Many have taken to Facebook to express their frustration at the new buses, which are operating on the number 60, 61/61A, 62/62A and 76 services.Some have complained there are fewer seats.

“There isn’t much room and it means that more people are having to stand up,” 71-year-old Mavis Dalziel who lives in Ennerdale Avenue, Botcherby, and uses the number 76 service, told the News & Star.

“I’ve heard other people saying that there isn’t anywhere they can put their buggy. It’s also difficult getting them on. Other people have had to wait at the bus stop because there isn’t enough room to get on.

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 01:23 PM   #44
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New £1.9m plan to reduce traffic on west Cumbria's roads

By Matthew Cobb

Last updated at 09:06, Thursday, 02 July 2015

Plans for a £1.9 million rail hub aimed at reducing traffic on west Cumbria’s roads have been revealed.



The proposals, which Cumbria County Council hopes will transform Maryport railway station into a hub, will see the creation of an additional 78 parking spaces as well as drop-off facilities and improvements to pedestrian and cycle links.

If the plans are given the go ahead, the new car park will be built on land currently owned by Maryport Amateur Rugby Football League Club, while the nearby multi-use games area would be relocated to the former tennis courts close to the A594.

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Old July 4th, 2015, 12:04 PM   #45
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Northern Rail staff vote to strike

Last updated at 09:36, Saturday, 04 July 2015

Workers on Northern Rail, which runs services across Cumbria, have voted to go on strike in a row over jobs and safety.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union backed walkouts by 80 per cent and other forms of industrial action by 90 per cent.

Northern Rail run services from Carlisle to Whitehaven, Newcastle and Leeds.

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Old July 8th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #46
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New proposals to cut speed limits on Copeland roads

Published at 17:53, Tuesday, 07 July 2015

A number of roads in Copeland could see their speed limits lowered.

Cumbria County Council has launched a public consultation on nine proposals, which have been drawn up following a review.

The proposals could see existing restrictions either extended or lowered.

The proposals are:

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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:29 AM   #47
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£150m windfall to improve some of Cumbria's busiest roads

Published at 00:01, Friday, 10 July 2015

A windfall of more than £150 million will be used to improve some of Cumbria’s busiest roads.

Routes earmarked for upgrades include the M6, A595 and A66 with improvements due to be carried out over the next five years by Highways England.

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Old July 12th, 2015, 11:39 AM   #48
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Improving A66 and A69 road 'very tricky and complex' says highways boss

By Freya Findlay

Last updated at 12:09, Saturday, 11 July 2015

Dualling the A66 and A69 would be “very tricky and complex”, admits the Highways England boss.



Alan Shepherd, the north west regional director at Highways England, made the comments as it was announced that a feasibility study and subsequent work to finance the projects – should they prove feasible – will take at least five years.

He also detailed resurfacing and drainage work on the A66 and A595, which he pledged will be carried out before April 2016.

Mr Shepherd said: “We’re probably looking at at least five years before there would be shovels in the ground, because some of the geography of the routes is pretty challenging.

“In places they go through villages and towns;there would have to be almost certainly a planning enquiry around aspects of that. We’re very sensitive to the requirements and thoughts of our environmental stakeholders, local communities and so on.

“It’s a very tricky and complex piece of work but you’ve got to start somewhere and the intention is we will start now.”

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Old July 15th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #49
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Drainage work on main A66 road near Penrith

Last updated at 13:56, Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Work to improve and upgrade drainage on a key north Cumbrian route will begin tomorrow.

The work will take place on a stretch of the A66 near Whinfell Park, three miles east of Penrith, and, says Highways England, will ultimately improve safety for drivers as it tackles flooding issues.

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Old July 18th, 2015, 12:17 PM   #50
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Fears transport hub could hinder fire service 999 callouts

By Viv Paterson

Published at 12:32, Friday, 17 July 2015

Firefighters could struggle to answer 999 calls if a proposed transport hub goes ahead.

Those are the claims of concerned residents and emergency services following the unveiling of the plans for Maryport.

The exhibition revealed that Mealpot Road will be narrowed to accommodate a new car park for rail passengers, as well as showcasing improved pedestrian access between the station and the town.

Maryport fire station manager George Sansom said the plans on show in the Maryport Rugby Club were “better than the ones they first showed us”, but he still had concerns.

Mr Sansom confirmed Cumbria County Council had consulted the fire service and made some changes since the original proposals.

“The restrictions then were worse,” he explained, “but I think we would still have concerns.”

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Old July 20th, 2015, 10:01 AM   #51
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Town's £3m 'transport hub' moves step closer

By Jenny Barwise

Last updated at 10:10, Sunday, 19 July 2015

A £3 million investment at Workington’s railway station has edged a step closer.

A £3 million investment at Workington’s railway station has edged a step closer.

Plans for the long-awaited transport hub will finally be determined later this month, following months of delays due to drainage issues on the earmarked site.

Cumbria County Council – which is behind the scheme to develop the 129-year-old station – wants to provide 148 parking bays, eight for motorcycles and stands for 16 bikes on land outside.

The idea of a transport hub in the town has been in the pipeline for many years, but an earlier scheme was scrapped and replaced with a revised application last November.

And the development has been met with mixed reaction.

The council’s rail officer, Sam Wheelan, is supporting the scheme which he says will improve access to the railway network in Cumbria, making rail travel an easier and attractive mode of sustainable transport.

He said: “The growing industries based around the burgeoning nuclear developments in west Cumbria and the growth in the tourism sector, both within and outside of the Lake District National Park, all provide evidence for the need of better rail services and infrastructure on the Cumbrian Coast Line.”

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Old July 21st, 2015, 04:41 PM   #52
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Council acts to cut speeds at accident blackspot

Last updated at 11:27, Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Action is set to be taken to reduce driving speeds at a notorious accident blackspot.



Download the council's proposal here (.pdf file)

Cumbria County Council wants to introduce a raft of changes on the A596 at Castle Gardens, Workington.

The area - a main route into town - is regularly the site of crashes as drivers fail to negotiate the bends.

Warning signs were erected in 2009 but one, heading out of Workington, was removed because it didn’t work.

The owners of Glyndale Kennels have been campaigning for action for years.

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Old July 22nd, 2015, 12:09 PM   #53
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Roadworks near Carlisle Airport completed

By Nick Griffiths

Last updated at 08:10, Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Traffic lights that caused months of delays between Carlisle and Brampton have been removed.



Motorists who endured daily stop-start journeys are driving freely again following the completion of roadworks on the A689.

The work was to build a roundabout for access into a new Stobart Group distribution centre – part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of Carlisle Airport.

This construction has seen queues stretch along the busy route since work started in the spring.

Cumbria County Council says the work has been completed on schedule, within the five-month timeframe the authority set itself.

A speed limit is still in place but this too is set to come to an end soon.

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Old July 23rd, 2015, 11:53 AM   #54
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Cumbria council: Early investment in transport links a must before nuclear plant built

By Jenny Barwise

Last updated at 13:25, Wednesday, 22 July 2015

More details are needed to show that west Cumbria’s roads will not be overwhelmed during the building of a £10bn nuclear power plant near Sellafield.



Cumbria County Council has drawn up its draft response to the first round of a public consultation into the planned Moorside site, earmarked to house the three-reactor complex that could create up to 21,000 jobs.

And the authority says there needs to be early investment in the local infrastructure to ensure it is ready for works starting in 2019.

In a report to the council’s leading cabinet, Dominic Donnini, corporate director for environment and community services, said: “Because of the scale of the project, there will be significant demands on local infrastructure to service and support the development.

“NuGen will therefore need to demonstrate how the infrastructure will be improved in order to be able to accommodate the needs of the development.”

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Old July 31st, 2015, 01:47 PM   #55
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Government backs plan to divert traffic away from Warwick Bridge
By Duncan Bick

Last updated at 10:15, Tuesday, 28 July 2015


A plan to tackle traffic on one of Cumbria’s busiest roads has been backed by the Government.

Highways England wants to change road signs in a bid to divert vehicles away from the A69 through Warwick Bridge.

This would see traffic bound for the M6 diverted along the A689 from Brampton, past the city’s airport and north onto the motorway at Kingstown.

Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, confirmed the situation in a letter, which said he “understands from Highways England that they are seeking the agreement from Cumbria County Council” and “informal enquiries of Cumbria County Council officers have indicated that this is likely to be endorsed.”

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Old August 10th, 2015, 01:24 PM   #56
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80 extra car park spaces at Carlisle rail station

By Matthew Cobb

Last updated at 08:39, Monday, 10 August 2015

Extra parking space is set to be made available to passengers using Carlisle’s Citadel station.



In a planning application to the city council, Virgin Trains said a need for additional parking at the station, in Court Square, had been identified.

With available space at a premium, a decision had been made to convert a staff car park at the rear of the building, off South George Street.

The application outlining proposals to install replacement doors, extend existing fencing and replace cladding at the site has been approved by a planning committee.

It is also expected that the conversion would also allow better access to the station.

Virgin Trains currently operates the line on a temporary contract until March 2017 with an option to extend operations to 2018.

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Old August 14th, 2015, 12:02 PM   #57
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One-way system plan for timber lorries using west Cumbrian roads

Last updated at 09:34, Friday, 14 August 2015

Plans for a one-way system to reduce the number of lorries on the busy A596 travelling to Workington’s Iggesund Paperboard are being considered.



Residents in Maryport, Aspatria, Flimby, Crosby, Crosby Villa and Prospect have been complaining about the hundreds of wagons laden with timber travelling along the road to the paper mill.

Now a route has been devised which would see wagons arrive along the A595 and A66 and leave via the A596, reducing the impact on the road and surrounding residents.

The A596 HGV Action Group has been meeting company bosses and Cumbria County Council officers to discuss the situation.

It was also revealed this week that Allerdale council was criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman for not considering limiting the amount of wood that can be brought to the plant by road when planning permission was granted for a biomass power plant at the site in March 2011.

At the time, Iggesund said about 60 per cent of the 250,000 tonnes of wood needed annually to fuel it would arrive via the Port of Workington.

No planning conditions were imposed restricting the number of lorries that could take fuel to the site.

Since then a need for more biomass fuel than expected has meant around 570,000 tonnes of wood a year being brought to the factory, with less than a quarter of that arriving by sea in 2014. Following a complaint, the ombudsman said the council was at fault for failing to consider whether traffic control was needed.

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Old August 18th, 2015, 05:10 PM   #58
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Just be very careful travelling on the A66 between Keswick and Workington, there are two sets of rolling roadworks that are causing big delays. I spent twenty minutes held up by these roadworks.
With regard to transport in Cumbria, it's clear the current road system is inadequate. North-south routes like the M6 and A7 seem to flow freely, but east- west roads and the west coast are prone to serious congestion and accidents. I have argued for years that the A66 should be completely dualled from Penrith to Scotch Corner and the congested Cockermouth- Bridgefoot section should be dualled. Also the A69 around Low Row, which has 40 mph speed limits and serious bends, should be by passed and maybe the entire section should be dualled from Low Row to Greenhead.
On the west coast it's clear the A595 through Whitehaven is unable to cope now and the town needs a relief road, especially as Moorside is on the cars. Also the A597 through Harrington is badly congested at times and prone to accidents and a Harrington relief road should be built.
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Old August 22nd, 2015, 12:30 PM   #59
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Stobart Air shortlisted for cash to set up services from Carlisle

Published at 16:46, Thursday, 20 August 2015

Stobart Air has been shortlisted for cash to set up routes from Carlisle Airport.



The firm has passed the initial application stage for start-up aid from the government's Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

Its three proposed services - daily returns to Belfast, Dublin and Southend - are among 15 to move on to the next stage of bidding. All of the routes put forward by various operators serve northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Delays likely as Carlisle roads to close for repair work

Published at 20:02, Sunday, 23 August 2015

Four Carlisle roads will be closed to allow a £75,000 resurfacing project to go ahead.

Cumbria County Council is resurfacing Newtown Road at the Cumberland Infirmary junction, between Newtown Road Day Nursery to just east of the Ashley Street junction.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the five day works, with officials warning motorists to expect delays potentially stretching as far back as the Caldewgate and Shaddongate areas.

Emergency services entering and leaving the hospital will be given priority.

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