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  • Cartmel Peninsula stagecoach meeting
    Article: May 10, 2019

    Improvements to bus services on the Cartmel Peninsula were on the agenda at a meeting this week.

    During the meeting South Lakes MP Tim Farron pushed the case for a later service back from Kendal (the last bus to Cark and Cartmel currently leaves at 1.30pm) and encouraged Stagecoach to make sure they integrate their timetable with the new rail timetable for the Furness Line.

  • Tim at Windermere station
    Article: May 10, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has written to the Chief Executive of Network Rail calling for an urgent rethink over plans to close a large section of the West Coast Mainline during the summer.

    The line will be closed south of Warrington for 16 days from July 20th to August 4th due to engineering works.

    This is set to cause huge disruption to passengers wanting to visit the Lake District via train during the first three weeks of the summer school holidays.

  • Tim with Stephen Hammond MP
    Article: May 9, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron stepped up his campaign for more ambulance provision for the South Lakes during a meeting with a health minister.

    Tim met with Stephen Hammond MP alongside Joan Williamson - a local ambulance campaigner from Bowness.

    The minister said he accepted the pressures faced in rural areas and said he would go away and consider the proposals for more ambulances to be brought to the South Lakes.

  • Tim during health questions
    Article: May 7, 2019

    On the floor of the House of Commons this afternoon, local MP Tim Farron secured a meeting with the health minister, Seema Kennedy, to discuss the need for a radiotherapy unit at the Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.

    Speaking during Health questions, Tim said: "Would the Secretary of State agree to look personally at the case for a new satellite radiotherapy unit to the Westmorland General Hospital tied to the Rosemere unit in Preston?

  • Tim and the West Coast Railways team
    Article: Apr 29, 2019

    Local MP Tim Farron has renewed his calls for a passing loop on the Lakes Line following the success of the free heritage service run by West Coast Railways over Easter weekend.

    A passing loop, as well as doubling the number of trains that could run on the line, would allow for the possibility for heritage services to run on the line alongside regular passenger trains.