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The Carlisle Railway History Conference has started today, the first of a three-day event looking at the importance of the railways that made Carlisle one of the most important stations of the day.
Watch the full report from Andy Burn below.
Carlisle station and the history of its railways is the subject of a conference starting today.
Railway historians and campaigners are due to attend the three day event celebrating the days when Carlisle was unique as a railway centre serving England and Scotland.
The Carlisle railway has been around for more than160 years and at one time accommodated seven railway companies on eight separate lines.
This weekend hundreds of delegates are descending on Carlisle to celebrate its influence.
The Carlisle Railway History Conference is a three day event looking at the importance of the city's station and the railways that made Carlisle one of the most important stations of the day, serving England and Scotland and employing more than 4,000 workers.
There are currently delays of up to 40 minutes on Northern Rail trains travelling between Carlisle and Skipton, due to snow at Garsdale.
Delays of up to 50 minutes can be expected on trains between Carlisle and Preston due to a signalling problem between Oxenholm Lake District and Penrith.
There has been an angry reaction to the latest increase in rail fares.
Ticket prices have gone up by an average of 3.9% , meaning regular commuters will now have to shell out hundreds of pounds more, to travel the same distance.
Unions are calling it the Great Train Robbery, saying it's the 10th successive rise, above inflation.
Operators insist the extra money will allow them to improve the rail network.
Watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.
Stephen Joseph, the Chief Executive of the independent charity, the Campaign for Better Transport joined us in our London studio to discuss the rise in rail fares.
Rail passengers are being hit in the pocket as inflation-busting fare rises take effect.
Regulated fares, which include season tickets, are increasing by an average of 4.2%, with the overall average rise for all tickets being 3.9%
Campaign groups have pointed out today's increase is the 10th successive above-inflation rise, with some rail season ticket holders seeing their fares rise by more than 50% in the last 10 years. Also, the TUC has said that fares have risen far faster than wages since the recession in 2008.
ScotRail fares will rise by 3.9%.
– ScotRail spokesperson
"We have worked hard to keep the increase down to a level that continues to offer value for money. At the same time, our approach enables us to continue to invest in improvements including more and faster services and better facilities atstations and on trains.”
A replacement bus service is running on Northern Rail between Carlisle and Hexham due to an obstruction on the line at Haltwhistle.
All lines are blocked and journey times may be extended by 30 minutes.