Record number of journeys from London to Cumbria Railway operator Virgin Trains has recorded a record number of journeys between London and Cumbria in the last year.
Between April 1, 2016, and March 31 this year, more than half a million trips were made between the capital and the county. The operator louis vuitton bucket bag ebay has said this is a sign that Cumbria has recovered from the devastation of the 2015 storms and retained its place as one of the UK's top tourist destinations. Virgin's trains travel from London to three stations in Cumbria Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle. Of these, Oxenholme was the most popular destination with 55 per cent of the journeys (283,000). Next up was Carlisle with 159,000 journeys, followed by Penrith on 75,000. Figures from industry group Cumbria Tourism also show an increase louis vuitton alma spring 2015 of seven per cent in the louis vuitton keep it bracelet number of visitors to attractions in the region last year compared to 2015. Anna Doran, general manager at Virgin Trains on the west coast, said: "Virgin Trains is proud to serve Cumbria and these figures show just how attractive the region is to visitors. The floods of 2015 had a devastating effect for many Cumbrian residents and businesses, so we've worked hard, alongside others in the region, to get the message out that Cumbria is open. "These figures are a testament to the resilience of Cumbria, and the tenacity of local residents and businesses. As we celebrate our twentieth birthday, we would like to thank all those customers who have chosen to travel with us to visit the beautiful region of Cumbria." Virgin Trains partnered with tourism body Visit England to support their 'Love the North' campaign by offering discounted fares to flood hit regions, including Cumbria. The company also renamed its Pendolino 390010 locomotive 'The Cumbrian Spirit' because of the way people acted during and after the floods. This was unveiled by Andrew Hunter, owner of Grasmere Gingerbread, a business which was hit by the floods but it now operating as normal. He said: "The Virgin Trains Pendolino 'The Cumbrian Spirit' perfectly encapsulates this amazing county. We were determined to bounce back and that is exactly what we have done." Ian Stephens, managing director of Cumbria Tourism, said: "Provisional occupancy figures for the end of 2016 and start of 2017 look good and the increase in rail journeys to the county is promising and shows that businesses across Cumbria have real resilience. "The effects of the events in winter 2015 highlighted how important tourism is to the Cumbrian economy with the louis vuitton neverfull euro sector supporting in excess of 60,000 jobs and in 2015 was worth 2.
62bn to the region's economy. Iconic towns affected by the floods, such as Keswick, Kendal, Appleby, Pooley Bridge and Grasmere for example rely heavily on visitors and so it's vital that our tourism industry is recovering.".
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