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Network Rail to build new Workington station

Workington residents have been buoyed by the news that Network Rail is to build a temporary station on the north side of the River Derwent to reconnect the two halves of the flood-stricken town.

Network Rail will commence work on the site, to be built on wasteland about half a mile from the current station, on Wednesday - with bosses hoping the project will be finished by the end of the week.

All Northern Rail services travelling north and south of the present station will stop at the new site, Workington North, which will have a ticket office, waiting room and gravel car park.

NR operations and customer services director Robin Gisby said: “We have a wealth of experience and engineering expertise that we felt should be put at the disposal of the Cumbrian authorities.

“Our people will work round the clock on this project.”

Readers' comments (4)

  • Saddening to see the americanisation of our language is now creeping into the copy produced by NCE.

    I was brought up understanding that it was a railway station not a train station.

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  • The article refers only to Workington 'station', there is no mention of train station. Get a life!!!!

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  • To commentor No.1 Why even feel the need to write that type of comment in the first instance on this story!!!

    Well done Network Rail for their quick response in this matter, whilst the residents of the town need a quick resolution to the bridge at least this will go some way to ease their travel difficulties.

    Good day to Y'all...

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  • An excellent idea from Network Rail. As the service on that line is only approx hourly in each direction could not Northern Rail provide an intermediate shuttle service between Workington and Workington North? The shuttle vehicle could be parked offline in the sidings at Workington while regular passenger services and freight trains pass. May not be enough demand but worth considering.

    WRK

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