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New welcome sign to be unveiled at Penrith railway station

The new sign will be unveiled on Tuesday 25 July. Credit: Google maps

A new welcome sign at Penrith North Lakes railway station is set to greet visitors arriving by train over summer.

The new “Welcome to Penrith” sign is being unveiled at the station on Tuesday 25 July at 11.00 am and is hoped to encourage more people to explore what the town has to offer.

The sign comes as a result of a joint plan between Virgin Trains and Eden District Council’s tourism team.

Tweedbank station gets new facilities

Christine Grahame MSP in front of Tweedbank station's new snackbar Credit: ITV Border

A new snack bar and toilet facilities has been opened to the public at Tweedbank station.

Operated by local firm, Born in the Borders, the council says there will be a formal opening of the snack bar soon.

Local MSP, Christine Grahame says she is "delighted to see so much interest in the facilities already".

Alongside the community, I’ve been campaigning for these since it first came to light there was no plans for any facilities in 2015, before the Borders Railway had even opened.

I’m grateful that ScotRail have listened and been pro-active in ensuring the station is up to scratch for all passengers.

– Christine Grahame MSP, Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale