Newly resurfaced platforms at Carlisle bring smoother and safer journeys

Rail passengers can now experience smoother journeys at Carlisle station, following the completion of platform resurfacing works by Network Rail.


The investment of £6.5m in platforms one, two, and three will make journeys smoother, safer and easier for rail users. Various improvements have been delivered as part of the resurfacing works – the surface of the platform is now completely level, drainage has improved, and the gap between the platform edge and trains has reduced. New ‘tactile’ paving has also been installed on the platform edges to improve accessibility for passengers with visual impairments.


This major investment to resurface the platforms and bring them up to 21st century standards is part of Network Rail’s Great North Rail Project – a programme of improvements to transform train travel for customers in the North of England.


John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, said: “I am delighted to see the results of investment into platforms at Carlisle station. The need for tactile surfacing was one of the issues I lobbied for, so it is wonderful to see the platforms brought up to modern standards and fit for all users.”


You can find the full press release here.