TRAIN users in Ulverston will soon be able to buy their tickets from a modern, touch-screen ticket machine.

Plans have been approved to install a ticket vending machine (TVM) in platform one at Ulverston Station.

Currently, train users have to use a ticket machine within the station to purchase fares.

The plans were put forward in a bid to modernise station facilities.

Ulverston Town Councillor Mark Wilson, said a digitised machine was the ‘face of the future’ for the town's popular station.

“This is the future for a lot of town stations,” he said.

“And it should be seen as a welcome step forward for our train station.

As well as propelling Ulverston station into the modern age, the machine will also help ensure rail users pay for a ticket before their journey.