Keswick needs its Railway more than ever before - not just to bring
in visitors but to support local businesses and the community, to link its economy to complementary local, regional and national
centres. Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle would all benefit from a new east-west rail service linking the North Lakes, North
Cumbria, the Northeast and Northwest.
The area can not
sustain more cars - to develop further and provide economic and social opportunities for everyone, a modern rail link is the
only logical way forward. It will complement and boost existing public transport and enable other sustainable activities to
be developed around it.
For most outsiders,
a town without a railway station is simply “not on the map”.
With the business case confirmed we can move forward to the legal stages and actual construction.
This is also tremendous recognition of the potential for the area and the hard work, much of it voluntary or done at
minimum cost by the project team. It is also a tribute to the Bondholders of CKP Railways plc who have so keenly supported
and encouraged the project - providing virtually all the funding to date."