A NEW Carlisle service station has been called a 'significant' investment in the region. 

The services on the A689 were opened by the convenience store brand Penny on the Move on Wednesday, April 28. 

The opening store follows the demolition and rebuilding of the previous Crosby Moor site by Penny on the Move in partnership with British Petroleum (BP). 

The new store is not Penny on the Move's first service station in Cumbria, however, the new site includes amenities such as Food on the Move, Costa Express, a laundrette, Just Eat delivery service, and a full convenience store.

Penny on the Move have also partnered with Cumbrian butchers Cranstons at the new service station to stock cold food in its chillers and hot food at its food counter.

Following the opening, Penny on the Move's chief operating officer Vicky Hennessy discussed how the prime location of the site was a key factor leading to the creation of the new service station.

She said: "We are really proud of this site. It is our latest design and I think it is a significant investment for us but it is also significant for that area as there is not a lot else in that area.

"The early indication and feedback from local people have been really positive on social media as well as on the site.

"Certainly the location is a strong location for us and we are expanding within that Cumbrian area so the location is significant for us."