Bus Connections at Armathwaite

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yorksrob

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Hi all,

Quick query here.

I'm thinking of getting the 8:49 Saturday Leeds - Armathwaite train which gets into Armathwaite at 11:23.

I know there's an onward bus from there to Carlisle - does anyone know how long this bus connection takes to get to Carlisle ? In particular, has it been connecting with the 11:56 Carlisle to Lancaster ?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 
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Hi all,

Quick query here.

I'm thinking of getting the 8:49 Saturday Leeds - Armathwaite train which gets into Armathwaite at 11:23.

I know there's an onward bus from there to Carlisle - does anyone know how long this bus connection takes to get to Carlisle ? In particular, has it been connecting with the 11:56 Carlisle to Lancaster ?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

I have no personal experience of this service but I would be very surprised I you made that connection in Carlisle.
 

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I have no personal experience of this service but I would be very surprised I you made that connection in Carlisle.

That's a shame. Looks as though I won't be able to make the loco hauled. The Saturday diagram on the Cumbrian Coast isn't very good.
 

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Booked arrival at CAR is 12:03. I wouldn't rely on a bus doing 10 miles in 20 minutes max which is what you'd need for the connection, given the roads concerned.
 

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That's a shame. Looks as though I won't be able to make the loco hauled. The Saturday diagram on the Cumbrian Coast isn't very good.

I assume you have a Northern voucher so are not able to get to Carlisle via Lancaster?

The only other option is the 0619 from Leeds which will get there with a couple of hours time to spare.
 
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Is it not possible to do it the other way?

I'll probably end up doing the other way via Barrow.

Shame, that weekday morning departure from Preston would have been ideal !

To be fair, the disappearance of TPE from the Carnforth - Barrow section has made things easier from that end.
 
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I'll probably end up doing the other way via Barrow.

Shame, that weekday morning departure from Preston would have been ideal !

To be fair, the disappearance of TPE from the Carnforth - Barrow section has made things easier from that end.

I fairly recently did Wakefield-Leeds-Preston-Carlisle-(Appleby by bus)-Leeds-Wakefield. I think I left Preston at 1018 on a loco hauled train up the Cumbrian Coast. I picked a really nice day too.
 

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So you would be getting onto the 1133 bus from Armathwaite to Carlisle due in at 1203. I have been on the S&C RRB recently and with 1. very light traffic in Carlisle and not getting stuck behind a tractor (which often happens) in the country bit and 2. being on one of the more newer and nippy mini bus type rail replacement buses (rather then a big coach) then you MIGHT arrive at Carlisle after about 20 minutes. However, this is highly unlikely and I would certainly not bank on it.

I think your other plan to go the other way is more doable - moreover as you are wanting to go the local hulled service on the coast.
 
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