Flash flooding causes chaos

Flooding causes travel chaos across the region

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Fire crews respond to train fire

Dumfries and Galloway Police say 3 fire appliances are currently at the scene of the fire close to Moffat.

A Virgin Voyager train service from Birmingham caught fire when passing through the region earlier this evening.

Approximately 70 passengers are thought to have been travelling on the train at the time.

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Virgin Train fire causes more problems on West Coast Main Line

A spokesperson for Virgin Trains has told ITV Border that the 17:20 Birmingham to Glasgow service caught fire near to Lockerbie station.

The train consisted of two diesel powered trains joined together.

Passengers are understood to have been evacuated from the front train then walked along the tracks to get onboard the rear train. The two trains are then thought to have been decoupled with the rear train used to return the passengers to Lockerbie station.

Replacement bus services were operating between Carlisle and Preston.


Disruption and delays for West Coast Main Line

Virgin Trains say rail replacement coaches are running between Carlisle and Preston after heavy flooding along parts of the West Coast Main Line.

The train operator says tickets for today will be valid for travel tomorrow and are advising people not to travel this evening.

Network Rail are working to clear the line but early estimates suggest it could be tomorrow morning when services can return to normal.

East Coast train services are also disrupted after a landslide near Berwick.

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