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Up to £452m of fresh investment is set to be brought to Scotland and the north of England under a new growth deal signed yesterday. Funding of £20m is included for a redevelopment of Carlisle Station and the surrounding area, to act as a gateway to the region. Work to assess the benefits and challenges of extending the Edinburgh Tweedbank Borders Railway to Carlisle will also be progressed, including feasibility at the appropriate stage of business case development.
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Carlisle: Another pair of Class 365 EMUs are towed south from Glasgow to Crewe on 10 July 2019. The train was hauled by ROG 37800 and the rear of the train is seen at Carlisle, platform 4 during a brief stop. T ...
John McIntyre 10/07/2019

Hawick [2nd]: A demolition train at Hawick station in 1970.
Bruce McCartney //1970

St Boswells: Integrated rail transport, but not for much longer. Steam meets diesel at St Boswells on the station's last day as a passenger junction, 13th June 1964. The footplate crew of the Standard Class 2 2-6- ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) 13/06/1964

Permission has been granted for repair works and a lighting upgrade at Carlisle Railway Station.

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A campaign group has told a review into the completion of a railway route that it would bring 'significant strategic benefits'.
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The go-ahead has been given for an ambitious £20m project set to transform the heart of the centre of Carlisle by bringing major changes to the city's railway station.
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An extension of the Borders Railway into England will be looked at, now that relevant funding has been accelerated.

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Hawick [2nd]: Looking south at the stump of the Waverley Route embankment through Hawick on 18 September 2013.
Colin Miller 18/09/2013

Hawick [2nd]: View north at Hawick station as Waverley line services cross there on 12 June 1968. The southbound train into which mail is being loaded is the 1445 Edinburgh - Carlisle headed by D14, one of the earl ...
Bruce McCartney 12/06/1968

Direct service between Carlisle and London will support the Lake District's 2040 Vision for Visitor Travel
HS2 provides a carbon-friendly, fast-travel solution linking Cumbria and the capital

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The hunt is on to find a new home for the last remaining tram that once sped through the city.
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The Government has for the first time signalled that it is considering making Carlisle a major stopping point for the transformative High Speed 2 rail project. The consultation proposes that Carlisle becomes the point at which 200m trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh stop, and the 400m services suitable for the high speed line begin. To accommodate this, it is proposed that Carlisles platforms three and four are extended, and platform two is filled in.
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Campaigners say the closure of the West Coast Main Line due to storm damage has strengthened their case to extend the Borders Railway to Carlisle.
Repair works are expected to continue at the Lamington Viaduct in South Lanarkshire until March.
The Campaign for Borders Rail said taking the line beyond its Tweedbank terminus would create an alternative route between Edinburgh and Carlisle.
A feasibility study is planned into the viability of lengthening the route.
The Edinburgh to Tweedbank line opened to passengers last year but the CBR would like to see that taken on to Carlisle in due course. 'The current terminus of the Borders Railway at Tweedbank between Galashiels and Melrose should only be regarded as temporary,' said chairman Allan McLean.
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