Funding found for Lakes Line electrification

The British Government has identified £16 million to finance the electrification of the Oxenholme-Windermere railway through the Lake District.

Network Rail will now work on a detailed plan to the electrify the 10-mile branch line, which connects Oxenholme Lake District station on the West Coast main line with Windermere station, by 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.

“We are committed to building a world-class rail network. Over the next five years, more than £38 billion will be spent on improving and running the system, with schemes like this helping to provide better services for passengers across the UK.”


  1. Isnt it funny how all all of this money has been suddenly found for massive infrastructure projects, you would almost think there was a general election due in a few months…. Oh wait my bad


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