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Trains to Penrith

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • 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
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :

Facilities

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes :

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

  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :

WiFi

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Virgin Trains
  • Car parking spaces : 125
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£1080.00
    Daily£9.00
    Monthly£144.00
    Three Monthly£324.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Platform 1

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    barrow crossing to platform 2, staff available to assist

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Penrith

Address

Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7JQ
Ticket Office 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