Heritage rail company awarded for Lakes Line service
A heritage rail company that stepped in to provide a train service on the Lakes Line when Northern couldn't run trains in June 2018 has been given an award.
Carnforth-based West Coast Railway Co has been presented with the Railfuture Judges’ Special Award in recognition of its success in running ‘The Lakelander’ special service between Oxenholme and Windermere.
Northern cited timetable changes and staffing issues at the time and put on replacement bus services.
Local MP Tim Farron was also given an award for his work at the time.