Carlisle Citadel Railway Station Tour

Tour Details

Continuing to celebrate 175 years since the station opened on the 1st of September and the booking office issued the first ticket on the 10th of September 1847. This year we will also be celebrating the 50th year of the Carlisle Power Signal Box which enabled the electrification of the line and the arrival of electric locomotives. We will meet for  a power point presentation that will be given in the County Hotel.  We will then walk across the road to the railway station to begin the tour. Looking for evidence of changes, listening to stories of interesting events and quiet heroes. We will be walking on the platforms, and in the undercroft. Wear warm, waterproof clothing to be comfortable.  We will be using some steps and the lifts.


14 January 2024Sunday11am
14 January 2024Sunday2pm
18 February 2024Sunday11am
18 February 2024Sunday2pm
17 March 2024Sunday11am
17 March 2024Sunday2pm

We will be publishing more tour dates for the Autumn and Winter season soon. Why not email to be added to the waiting list. You will be among the first to hear about the new dates.


The tour lasts 2 hours


Adults – £8

Claim a £2 Discount for a MyCumbria Member and 4 Guests.

Receive your Voucher for a free Regular Coffee or House Tea at a Watts Coffee Shop.


Book and pay at Carlisle Tourist Information. Telephone 01228 598596

Other Information

Meet in the County Hotel (old Red Lion) on Botchergate