RMT workers are striking at Carlisle and Workington railway stations today, in a dispute over the removal of guards from some passenger services.
The union has warned that axing guards will lead to "surge in crime" on services in Cumbria.
The union which organised strikes on Cumbria's railways today has defended the disruption caused to passengers.
The RMT called a walkout over Northern Rail's plans for introducing driver only trains.
Trade union RMT has confirmed a strike against Northern rail, or Arriva Rail North, is set to go ahead despite talk of cancellations.
The guards and drivers members of the union will walk-out for 24 hours on Monday 13 March.
They say the dispute is over retaining train guards and the prospect of driver-only trains.
The general manager of the company that runs the historic Settle to Carlisle railway line has called a strike by staff, scheduled for this Saturday, "unnecessary".
Staff employed by the Settle and Carlisle Railway Development Company, who provide at-seat catering, will take action on Saturday 13 December.
The row is about compulsory redundancies, which the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers calls a "kick in the teeth":
But the Settle and Carlisle Railway Development Company insists it was necessary to offer a member of staff a voluntary redundancy package, which that staff member then turned down:
Members of the Workington branch of the RMT Transport Union are to protest against rail cuts.
They will be handing out postcards to passengers during their protest.
It's due to take place outside Workington Railway Station tomorrow, 23 April, between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
It is part of a nationwide campaign by Action for Rail against a government report which is proposing cuts to front line station and ticket office staff.
RMT are protesting outside Preston Crown Court ahead of Network Rail's sentencing over the Grayrigg crash in 2007. They face an unlimited fine.