Partnership Details

Primary stakeholders in the Cumbrian Coast Line CRP are Cumbria County Council, Northern Rail, South Copeland Tourism,  Sellafield Ltd, Direct Rail Services,  Allerdale Borough Council, and Copeland Borough Council. Associate stakeholders include Natural England, rail user groups, station adopters and community groups along the length of the line. The two rail user groups are the Furness Line Rail Action Group (FLAG)  and the Copeland Rail User Group (CRUG) , contacts are: and


Officers and staff:          

Chairman:  currently held by Dawn McGough, Transport Operations Manager, Cumbria County Council.

Community Rail Partnership Officers: Laurence Hilland and Warren Birch.    

The aims of the Cumbrian Coast Community Rail Partnership are:

·         To ensure rail services meet the needs of Britain’s Energy Coast

·         To assist in the development of new business

·         To establish a seven day per week service on the line

·         To respond to increased demands for travel within the West Cumbrian economy

·         To improve station facilities and environment

·         To develop integrated transport links

·         To contribute to the development of long-term rail and transport strategies 


The Annual Reports are attached below. 

Dawn McGough (Centre) Chair of the Cumbria Coast Line CRP, with the CRP Officer Laurence Hilland (right) and Jim Trotman (left), CRP Officer for the Furness and Lakes Lines, with the awards for Millom station and the art at Barrow station, at the Community Rail Awards in 2012.

Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2014




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