Carlisle Station Gateway

As part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, £20 million of funding has been allocated for the Carlisle Station Gateway project.

Carlisle Railway Station, located in the city centre, is a key part of the national rail network. It accommodates more than two million passengers every year and acts as a major interchange for the entire Borderlands region providing access to branch-line services from the West Coast Mainline to the Cumbrian Coast, Tyne Valley, Settle to Carlisle and Glasgow and South Western lines.

Cumbria County Council in joint partnership with Carlisle City Council, Network Rail, and Avanti West Coast have developed designs taking into consideration stakeholder feedback received from two previous public consultations. 

The project plans to make improvements to four areas within Carlisle Railway Station:

  • Court Square
  • George Square
  • Inside the station and the station fa├žade 
  • Sustainable Transport and Junction Improvements around the station

    The first public consultation ran between 18 September to 9 October 2019 and focused on 4 key areas with different issues and opportunities: 

    • Court Square
    • Station Entry and Interior
    • Car Park and Access
    • Junction and Route Improvements

    Download - Carlisle Station and Citadels Consultation 18 September to 9 October 2019 (PDF 914KB).

    A second consultation took place between Friday 24 January and Friday 14 February 2020. Read the consultation document - Carlisle Station and Citadels Consultation (PDF 7MB).

    A third consultation took place between Wednesday 22nd September 2021 and Wednesday 3rd November 2021. Read the consultation document - Carlisle Station Gateway Public Consultation document (PDF 2.8MB)

    Carlisle Station Gateway consultation

    Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council held a consultation period between Wednesday 22 September and Wednesday 3 November 2021.

    This included public events at Carlisle Railway Station and the Lanes Shopping Centre.

    Full feedback summary (PDF 1MB)

    Full feedback summary from the second consultation (PDF 2MB) which took place between Friday 24 January and Friday 14 February 2020.

    Carlisle Station Gateway consultation report (PDF 2MB) from the third consultation which took place between Wednesday 22 September and Wednesday 03 November 2021.

    Your views and ideas will help influence the final designs for the Station Project 

    You can also sign-up for email updates.

    The next steps following the end of this consultation will be to:

    • Finalise the design to improve the station in response to what you tell us in this consultation.
    • Seek planning and listed building consents for the first phases of works.