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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Update: Flooding causes disruption to Cumbria rail services

FLOODING continues to cause disruption to rail services on the Cumbria coast.

Replacement buses are being used for train services north of Barrow via Sellafield. 

Buses are replacing trains between Carlisle and Workington and journey times may be extended by up to 40 minutes.

National Rail says the early indication is that buses will continue to replace trains between Carlisle and Workington for about a week to repair the damage to the track caused by the storms.

Train services were cancelled across the weekend causing major headaches for passengers after severe storms damaged tracks.

Network Rail worked around the clock to fix issues. It said the line suffered 'significant' damage at several locations, including sea defences and walls washing away at multiple locations between Sellafield and Maryport. Kirkby station was left completely underwater and damage was caused to lineside equipment. 

Around 120 yards of track washed away at Flimby and 600 yards of ballast at Parton.

The station at Braystones has completed flooded and there is debris reported on the line at several locations.

 

 

Have your say

Have to say, credit where credit is due. It sounds as if considerable damage was caused to the line and equipment, so I find it remarkable they're hoping to have everything running again by Monday morning. With teams working around the clock, it's amazing what can be achieved.
Well done Network Rail.

Posted by Stephen on 5 January 2014 at 15:27

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