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A key economic strength in Eden is the major rail and road links which makes it home to some major logistics operators.
The A66 and the M6 meet in Penrith at Junction 40 and provide fast links to the rest of the country. For example journey time to Edinburgh is 2h10, Manchester 1h40 and Hull 2h30. Drivers starting from Penrith can be in Crewe within 2 hours and south coast ports the next day. Eden District Council recognise the importance of transport as an engine for growth and continues to lobby for journey times to be reduced through infrastructure improvements which will speed traffic through to key economic locations.
Eden has excellent rail links, the West Coast Main Line provides fast, long-distance intercity passenger services and links Penrith to major cities from London and Manchester to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The famous Carlisle and Settle Railway links a number of Eden towns and villages on its route from Leeds to Carlisle. These rail networks that connect Eden play a significant part in supporting economic growth and productivity as well as facilitating passenger, business and leisure journeys across the country.
With great transport links without the congestion of big cities, why not bring your transport and logistics company to Eden?
Great transport connections allow me to operate an international business in Eden David Hymers, Managing Director of Totalpost Services plc