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Northern By Arriva

Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day.
Northern is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing over 53,000 people and delivering 2 billion passenger journeys a year across 14 European countries.

You can leave the car at home and travel all around Cumbria by rail. From the high-speed London to Scotland West Coast Main line, you can hop off at Oxenholme onto a Northern service that takes you to the heart of the lakes at Windermere.

Cumbria is renowned for stunning scenery and a great way to experience the famous views is from a train window. Travel over Ais Gill summit, 356 meters above sea level and the awe-inspiring Ribblehead Viaduct on the world-famous Settle-Carlisle railway. 

Northern operate a frequent service on the line. The equally beautiful Cumbrian Coast route promises breathtaking sea views. The journey takes in the historic market town of Ulverston, the Edwardian seaside resort of Grange of Sands and the harbor at Whitehaven. Northern operate regular trains from Lancaster to Carlisle via Barrow.

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If you want to explore the cities, coast and countryside in one day then choose from our four Day Ranger or Round Robin tickets which include Cumbria and The Lake District. Hop on and off all day on your chosen route or within a defined area - the choice is yours. A great car-free day out for all the family and great value too!

Cumbria Day Ranger

Explore three scenic railway lines including the world-famous Settle - Carlisle line. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Cumbrian Coast, Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay on your journey of discovery. Take time out to explore Dumfries, the border city of Carlisle, historic Lancaster or one of Britain's newest cities - Preston. From the Scottish borders to the Yorkshire Dales, you'll be amazed at how far you can travel with your Cumbria Day Ranger.

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Cumbria Coast Day Ranger

Connecting the border city of Carlisle in the north with the ship-building town of Barrow-in-Furness in the south, the Cumbrian Coast line is an 85-mile journey with many contrasts. Explore the Georgian town of Whitehaven, visit the Lake District National Park's only coastal village of Ravenglass, discover the history of Barrow at the town's Dock Museum, or just enjoy the spectacular scenery with the sea on one side and fells on the other.

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Cumbria Round Robin Ranger

Take the train in either direction on this circular tour of Cumbria taking in the Cumbrian Coast, Furness line and the West Coast main line. An exciting day out with plenty of places to explore, including the Border city of Carlisle, Georgian Whitehaven on the coast, the red-rose city of Lancaster and the market town of Penrith in the Eden valley. And don't forget the Laurel and Hardy museum in Ulverston!

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Lakes Day Ranger

Take the train, then hop on a bus and discover more of The Lake District or even take a cruise on Windermere. One ticket covers you on the train, Stagecoach buses and a single half lake cruise on Windermere Lake Cruises’ scheduled services.

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