Bus stops to close as gateway project work begins

An artist's impression of what English Street would look like Image source, Cumberland Council
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Four out of five bus shelters will be removed from English Street

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Work to improve the entrance to a city is about to enter its next phase.

Contractors will start working on English Street in Carlisle, as part of the Southern Gateway project.

From Monday, four out of five bus shelters will be removed, with only the Denton Holme bus stop remaining for the first few weeks.

The project aims to regenerate the southern entrance to Carlisle and is expected to be completed by spring 2025.

A new permanent Denton Holme bus stop on Victoria Viaduct is expected to be completed by mid-August.

Other bus routes will maintain current detours, turning at Botchergate and using Lowther Street bus stops, until the English Street work is completed.

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The work is part of a wider project to improve access to Carlisle

A meeting for local businesses and residents will be held by Cumberland Council and Story Contracting Limited, which is carrying out the work.

The drop-in event will take place in the Merlot Room at the Carlisle Station Hotel on Thursday, between 15:00 and 19:00 BST.

Work to lay granite setts on English Street - one of the main routes through Carlisle city centre - is expected to be carried out in February, with the road expected to be shut for 10 weeks.

Regeneration of Market Square and Greenmarket also gets under way this summer, with the creation of a community event space which is due to be completed by spring.

The Carlisle Southern Gateway project is part of a larger initiative which includes pedestrianising part of Court Square and improving accessibility from George Square.

That work will continue until 2027.

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