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Plans for £1.9m Maryport transport hub set for approval

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Plans for a £1.9million transport hub for Maryport are expected to be approved today.

The hub is a joint initiative between Cumbria County Council, Northern Rail and Network Rail.

It will include a 70-bay car park near the railway station, upgraded facilities for rail passengers and a new sports pitch on Allerdale council's unused tennis courts.

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Rail services across region resume today

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Rail services in Cumbria and the south of Scotland will resume this morning, with some revised services.

It follows the closure of many rail lines across the UK over Christmas including Northern Rail and ScotRail, to allow for National Rail engineering works.

There is currently disruption on the Carlisle to Whitehaven service, which is expected to return to normal by mid-morning.

You can check for any service disruptions on National Rail's Christmas travel enquiries page.

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Storm Barbara causes delays to ferry services

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Due to the wet and windy conditions caused by Storm Barbara, a number of ferry services have been delayed.

The Stena Line service which runs from Cairnryan in Stranraer to Belfast is experiencing delays of up to 45 minutes:

Winter Storm Barbara has arrived and the UK is experiencing extremely wet and windy conditions. Unfortunately this is causing disruption to some of our scheduled sailings today (Friday 23rd December) and could possibly cause further disruption tomorrow too.

– Stena Line Ferry Operators

According to their website, PNO ferry operators, which sails from Cairnryan to Larne in Northern Ireland, are operating as normal.

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