Sellafield nuclear workers get six-week train trial

The first trial run of a new train service for nuclear plant workers is due to begin in Carlisle.

Direct Rail Services (DRS) will run the service for six weeks, with the train departing daily at 06:15 and arriving at Sellafield at 07:55 GMT.

Three carriages will be reserved for Sellafield workers, but there will be room for other travellers.

A spokesman for DRS said it was hoped the service, which begins on Monday, would become permanent.

The service will run down the west coast to Barrow. The return journey will depart Sellafield at 16:48 arriving back at Carlisle at 18:32 GMT.

Sellafield spokesman Paul Foster said: "The level of uptake in the trial service will be used to inform the development of future transport solutions, with the aim of reducing the number of vehicles accessing the Sellafield site on a daily basis."

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