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  • Tim at Oxenholme station
    Article: Jun 20, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has welcomed commitments from the Government to get Northern Rail to fund a marketing campaign for the Lake District.

    There has been fears that the recent turmoil on the railways has led to severe reputational damage for Britain's second biggest tourist destination.

    Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced that the Government would be taking forward Tim's suggestions for there to be a marketing campaign for the Lake District.

  • Tim at Oxenholme station
    Article: Jun 19, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has called for there to be a new rail franchise for the three local train lines that operate in Cumbria.

    Tim's intervention follows his successful bid to secure support for West Coast Railways to step in and run the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere after current operator Northern Rail cancelled all trains for a period of four weeks.

  • Tim at Oxenholme station
    Article: Jun 18, 2018

    South Lakes MP Tim Farron has celebrated the return of trains back on the Lakes Line after a long campaign.

    The line, which runs from Oxenholme to Windermere, had been suspended by Northern Rail for the past two weeks.

    But after days of negotiating between Tim, Network Rail and the Department for Transport, trains are now back running on the line as of today.

  • Lakes Line walk
    Article: Jun 15, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has been keeping up the pressure on rail bosses following Saturday's march in protest of the ongoing chaos on the Lakes Line.

    Tim has been speaking with bosses at Network Rail and Northern, pushing them to get a shuttle service from Oxenholme to Windermere running as soon as possible.

  • Article: Jun 13, 2018

    Local MP Tim Farron has raised the issue of excessive second home ownership during a meeting with the Campaign for National Parks in Parliament.

    Speaking with the organisation's policy and research manager, Ruth Bradshaw, Tim made the case that local authorities should be able to significantly increase council tax on second homes as a way of raising funds which could be ring-fenced to fund key local services and deliver affordable homes for lower income families.