An initial list
given to the NWDA by CKP included the following:
Ø Minimum employment boost for Keswick / Penrith area = 56 full time jobs.
Ø £1 million per annum additional visitor spend in and around Keswick.
Ø Showcase for many local skills and industries
Ø Participate in professional training schemes in association with local education providers.
Ø Serve 3,000 people with regular transport needs in one small area who are overlooked
Save 500,000 gallons of fuel per annum - irreplaceable
resources worth about £2M per annum !
Ø 150,000 less return car journeys per annum on the A66 and other Lake District roads.
Ø Relief of up to 500 car journeys (and demand for parking spaces) from Keswick on a peak
Enable full occupancy of visitor accommodation
without increasing road traffic pressures.
Ø Railways are noted as wildlife corridors because train operation excludes human interference.
Ø Earthworks and structures are part of the landscape - the Railway will secure their
The National Park wants to quadruple visitors
arriving by public transport - CKP would provide about 15% of the National Park’s target extra capacity.
Ø Every visitor arriving by train would need to use public transport (including taxis)
during their stay, thus increasing the market for all local services.
Ø We have proposed a minibus circular route to serve the station, accommodation areas,
town centre, bus station and lakeshore with a low fixed fare.
Ø A PILOT PROJECT FOR THE FUTURE - Relying on roads in future is not a realistic option.
the figures are based on published statistics from relevant authorities and local knowledge.
have been provided or confirmed by other professionals and organisations.