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Main entrance closure

The main entrance at Carlisle station is currently closed while building repairs take place. Please follow signs for the entrance at the rear of the station which is open as normal.

Carlisle Train Station facilities

Carlisle Station started its operations in 1847, before the construction was finished, and was designed by architect Sir William Tite, who also designed The Bank of England.

The station is in the Tudor Gothic style and is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful stations in the world. Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a veiled woman and headless man on Platform 8, the regular ghost tours can be joined by anyone fancying a thrill. The undercroft, or cellar is particularly frightening and many staff won’t even venture down this far!

Situated in the heart of the city, Carlisle Station is a stone’s throw from the museums, galleries and shops that make this city so popular with tourists.

How far is Carlisle Station from Carlisle Lake District Airport?

There is a convenient shuttle bus that takes passengers from Carlisle Station to Carlisle Lake District Airport running throughout the day.

How far is the walk from Carlisle Station to Carlisle Town Centre?

Walking from Carlisle Station takes a mere 2 minutes via Botchergate.

Does Carlisle Station have car park facilities?

Station Car Park has 163 spaces, including blue badge spaces, and is open 24 hours Monday to Sunday.

Are there secure bike storage facilities at Carlisle Station?

Yes, there's a bike facility with 20 spaces which you can find on Platform 8.

What facilities are available at Carlisle Station?

  • Toilets, including baby changing facilities
  • Station Buffet
  • Shops
  • ATM
  • Postbox
  • Telephones
  • Disabled Access - step-free access throughout, ramps, induction loops, and wheelchairs are available

What popular destinations are available from Carlisle Station?

Planning to visit Carlisle? We’ve put together a helpful guide outlining all the great places you can visit on your day out.

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