Trains to Penrith North Lakes

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Penrith is a market town situated in the county of Cumbria. It lies 3 miles (5km) away from Lake District National Park’s boundaries. The town’s name derives from Cumbric ethymology, pen means ‘head, end’ while ‘rhyd’ means ‘fort’, meaning the ‘town with a fort’. The town is served by Penrith North Lakes train station that is situated along the West Coast Main Line, that was first opened in 1846. It provides fast train services to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The ticket office is open seven days a week. On weekdays it operates from 05:30am until 7:00pm. On Saturdays from 05:30am until 7:00pm, while On Sundays the office is open from 11:30am until 7:00pm. A self-service ticket machine is available to travellers to purchase train tickets outside ticket office opening hours or to collect pre-paid tickets. Penrith station is equipped with two main entrances, both leading onto the station concourse and to Platform 1 that serves trains directed to London and Manchester, while Platform 2 serves trains running to Glasgow and Edinburgh. A subway connects Platform 1 to 2. Travellers can benefit from self-service ticket machines to purchase tickets outside the ticket office opening hours and to collect pre-booked tickets. Station facilities include ATMs, toilets on Platform 1, and two car parks and a taxi rank located just outside the station. Other station’s facilities include a waiting room, toilets and a coffee shop as well as a vending machine to purchase snacks and cold drinks, a post box and a pay phone. The station offers step-free access via lifts to passengers with accessibility requirements. Toilets, waiting rooms, and customer help points are available on Platforms 1 and 2. Commuters can benefit from a taxi rank located outside the railway station as well as a car park and bicycle racks. CCTV surveillance services and public Wi-Fi operate at this station.

Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express trains operate at Penrith station providing travellers irregular train services. Virgin operates train services to Edinburgh Waverley and to Crewe, while TransPennine Express offers trains directed to Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central. Book train tickets to Penrith to experience its beautiful sandstone buildings or the formidable ruins of the town's 15th century castle that was once occupied by Richard III. The castle is set on a grassy meadow that is ideal for picnics with family and friends. The area hosts another beautiful riverside castle, Brougham Castle offering visitors the opportunity to explore passages and spiral staircases and breathtaking valley Henge also known as the “Round Table”.