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Trains to Penrith pull in directly opposite the formidable ruins of the town's 15th century castle. It's the perfect welcome to this historic and charming town. Also known as Old Red Town thanks to its beautiful sandstone buildings, Penrith is so traditional that its station operated a handwritten departure board right up until 2006. Built in 1846, the station is an important stop on the West Coast Main Line, and is also referred to as Penrith North Lakes. Once the administrative capital of Cumbria, Penrith is now an important shopping hub. The historic town centre with its ancient streets - Burrowgate and Sandgate date from the 13th century - is home to a great range of independent shops and restaurants, all within a one-mile radius of the station. With the North Pennines, Lake District and Hadrian's Wall all on the town's doorstep, this is also a great starting point for a walking holiday.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Advance purchase tickets are available between 09:10 and 16:30
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 19:00
Saturday 05:30 - 19:00
Sunday 11:30 - 19:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff for any customer information enquiry. 

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains
Car parking spaces125
Carpark charges
Annual£1080.00
Daily£9.00
Monthly£144.00
Three Monthly£324.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

barrow crossing to platform 2, staff available to assist

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Penrith station has two main entrances, both leading on to platform 1 (towards London and Manchester). Inside the ticket hall you'll find ticket machines, ATMs and a ticket booth. A subway connects platform 1 to 2 (towards Glasgow and Edinburgh) and 3, where you'll find a waiting room. Toilets are on platform 1. There are two car parks and a taxi rank.

Departures and arrivals from Penrith

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Penrith station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast22:372On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast05:571Scheduled
to Glasgow CentralTransPennine Express06:302Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express06:391Scheduled
to London EustonAvanti West Coast07:041Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London EustonAvanti West Coast22:362On time
from Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast05:561Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyTransPennine Express06:292Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralTransPennine Express06:361Scheduled
from Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast07:031Scheduled
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