The ten-mile Oxenholme-Windermere branch will be electrified Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced today (November 28). Work could be completed during 2017.
Baroness Kramer said: “Electrifying this key rail link will support the vital tourism industry in the area, and help us build a stronger economy in the Lake District and beyond.
The work will be carried out by Network Rail as part of its electrification programme across the north.
The National Park environment and the value of visitors using the railway will be taken into account as the work in the Lake District is carried out.
- For more information, read RAIL 763, published on December 10