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Carlisle Train Station – also known as Carlisle Citadel Station – is advantageously placed, with Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle Castle and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery all within a few minutes' walk of the station. Designed in 1847 by the architect that designed the Bank of England and the Royal Exchange, the Tudor Gothic building is one of the most impressive stations in the world. An undercroft was also opened upon completion of the building, and for many years, the darkened rooms down below served as butchers, repositories and rail-staff accommodation. Nowadays the spooky croft acts as a rumour mill for the many ghost stories that surround the station, such as the headless man that wanders platform 8 or the veiled lady of the concourse. Ghost tours have been organised in the past, although one member of staff has said that most people will not venture into parts of The Undercroft. 

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:00 - 20:00
Saturday 05:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Shops noteNewsagent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday - Sunday : 09:30 - 17:30. 

Available from the Customer Information point, located by the main entrance, next to the ticket office.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains
Car parking spaces163
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£360.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At the top of the long stay car park, and on platform 8.
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

ramped footbridge, staff available to assist

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

The station only has one entrance. The concourse opens straight on to platform 4, and platforms 5 and 6 can be found a short distance to the left; platforms 7 and 8, to the right. The concourse has a travel centre and ticket office. A stair-accessed footbridge and a step-free subway link the concourse to platforms 1, 2 and 3. All toilets are located on platform 1. There is a long stay car park at the station.

Departures and arrivals from Carlisle

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Carlisle station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Preston (Lancs)TransPennine Express20:22Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast20:25On time
to WorkingtonNorthern20:552On time
to NewcastleNorthern21:075On time
to Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast21:25On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express20:13Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralScotRail20:267Late
from WorkingtonNorthern20:492On time
from Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast20:55On time
from NewcastleNorthern21:025On time
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