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Free coach transfer service launched to help passengers hit by train cancellations

Mountain Goat, Windermere

[A] Cumbrian tourism operator is stepping in to help people being affected by the current  cancellations on the Lakes Line, by offering its customers free transfers between Windermere and Oxenholme railway stations for the next two weeks.

Mountain Goat Tours has launched the free service today, Tuesday 5 June, in response to the ongoing disruption to train services which is affecting visitors travelling to and from the Lake District World Heritage Site.

The service applies to anyone who pre-books a Mountain Goat Tour during their stay in Cumbria between now and Sunday 17 June. Passengers will travel in one of the company’s thirty-strong fleet of luxury mini-coaches.

Operations Director, Robin Tyson, says, “As a business which has actively promoted and flown the flag for the Lake District internationally for more than 40 years, we feel we should try to our best to assist our customers and minimise the disruption and inconvenience being caused by the lack of train services.

“Our main aim is that people arrive and leave with the right impression of our area, and that they experience our warm Cumbrian hospitality when travelling here.  We really want to send out a message that the Lake District is open for business and you can get here easily.”

Mountain Goat’s daily Windermere-Oxenholme services are running as follows:

Mornings – Monday to Saturday:

  • 8:45am: Windermere Information Centre to Oxenholme Station.
    This will arrive for 9:15am connections from Oxenholme.
  • 9:20am: Oxenholme Station (Kendal side bus stop) to Windermere Information Centre. This will arrive in Windermere for a 9:45 tour departure time.

(There is no service on Sunday mornings, as this is not on the original train timetable).

Afternoons – Monday to Sunday:

  • 5:30pm: Windermere Information Centre to Oxenholme Station.
    This will arrive for 6:15pm connections from Oxenholme.
  • 6.15pm Oxenholme Station to Windermere Information Centre (Kendal side bus stop).

To secure seats, Mountain Goat customers must book seats at least one hour in advance by calling 015934 45161 or emailing [email protected]

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