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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

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 (North Lakes)

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Penrith (North Lakes) station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express14:491On time
to Keswick BusAvanti West Coast14:50On time
to Glasgow CentralTransPennine Express15:002On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)Avanti West Coast15:032Late
to Keswick BusAvanti West Coast15:20On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Keswick BusAvanti West Coast14:31On time
from Glasgow CentralTransPennine Express14:481On time
from Manchester AirportTransPennine Express14:592On time
from Keswick BusAvanti West Coast15:01On time
from London EustonAvanti West Coast15:022Late
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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