Permission has been granted for repair works and a lighting upgrade at Carlisle Railway Station.

Carlisle City Council this week granted planning permission to Network Rail to carry out repairs to the building fabric of the city centre station, as well as to upgrade the lighting system along the front entrance of the 19th century listed building, as well as in the car park at the front of the station.

Repairs will be carried out to the fabric of the railway station building in a number of locations, identified following an inspection of the station carried out in January of last year.

Network Rail say that "all of the interventions proposed in this application are benign and intended to upgrade the station to a standard befitting its role as an important mainline railway junction".

"It is considered that the works proposed are respectful to the character and appearance of the listed structure," Network Rail added in their application to the council.