A North Cumbrian woman is on track to win a national award for her contribution to local rail services.

Jane Murray, from Durdar in Carlisle, is a station manager for Northern covering services across Cumbria and the Lakes.

She has been nominated for a RailStaff Award – a scheme that recognises people from across the rail industry – in the ‘Rail Manager of the Year’ category.

Commenting on her nomination, Jane’s line manager Geoffrey Jerome said: “Jane works tirelessly to deliver the best outcomes for stations across the region.

“She also provides guidance, support and a listening ear to colleagues throughout the organisation who hold Jane in such high regard for her experience and professionalism.

“We’re all rooting for her – she’s gold in our eyes already.”

Jane will find out if she has won the award at a special ceremony at The NEC in Birmingham on Thursday, November 30.

A spokesperson from RailStaff described the awards and what they are for on their website: “The RailStaff Awards started in 2007 with an aim to show recognition of the great work of the people who work in the rail industry.

“As publishers of RailStaff, we are always seeing great achievements, courage and bravery from rail staff in every edition.

“Yet nobody was saying 'thanks' or 'well done'... we wanted to change that.

“The RailStaff Awards is a ceremony to show appreciation for the people who deliver the railway - from drivers to cleaners, and engineers to station staff.

“Often these are stories of lives saved, careers turned around and adversity conquered.”