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The Railway Station is a major gateway to the city and for some, the first impression of Carlisle is the station and Court Square, the area outside the main entrance.
The Railway Station and Citadel buildings are important historical assets and should be showcased to their full potential. Improvements to the public realm around Court Square and the south of the station are also proposed and will regenerate the area.
Improvements proposed include reducing vehicle movement on Court Square and creating more car parking at the south of the station. This will remove the pedestrian-vehicle conflict on Court Square, accommodate for future growth in passenger numbers and further enhance the public space around the station. These improvements will increase connectivity and help future proof the station.
The proposals form part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal’s Carlisle Station Gateway and Citadels project.
The UK Government has allocated £20 million for the first phase of work at Carlisle Railway Station. The funding will depend on value for money being demonstrated through a business case, which is now being progressed.
This project is being developed jointly by Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council working in partnership with Network Rail, Cumbria LEP and Avanti West Coast. For more information on the project, visit: https://cumbria.gov.uk/CSGCC/default.asp