The £20m redevelopment project of the Carlisle railway station in Cumbria is yet to happen as the works will be taken over by two contractors- Story Contracting and Eric Wright Civil Engineering.
Story has been appointed for the development work to the northern gateway part. Eric Wright Civil Engineering will be taking care of the southern gateway work. The proposed redevelopment is designed to improve the station environment and facilities.
Story Contracting’s northern gateway work includes improving the connection to the city centre and partial pedestrianisation of Court Square and station entrance. Inside the station the undercroft will be improved with better passenger facilities.
Besides, Story’s Rail division is renewing the station platforms for Network Rail. There will also be junction improvements at Victoria Viaduct, Crown Street, Water Street, James Street, and Court Square Brow to improve access to the station, particularly for pedestrians.
Eric Wright Civil Engineering will build a new southern entrance and a 423-bay car park for the southern gateway. Cumbria County Council has recently acquired the Station Retail Park to enable delivery of the new Southern Gateway.
The £20m project is being developed jointly by Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council working with Network Rail, Avanti, and Cumbria LEP. Cumbria County Council is taking the lead in the delivery of the project.