Train derailment: West Cumbria

Emergency services in Cumbria are dealing with a passenger train that has derailed.

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Derailment rescue train also gets stuck in a landslide

The train sent to collect passengers on board this morning's derailed train has also become stuck in a landslide on Cumbria's coastal line. Passengers on the original train have now walked to nearby Nethertown Station instead.

The first train was carrying Sellafield workers to the nuclear plant when it derailed at 7.20am today after it hit a landslide near Nethertown. No passengers are reported to be injured.

Derailed train: Recovery train sent

Emergency Services are continuing to deal with a two carriage passenger train which hit a landslide in west Cumbria.

Cumbria police say the train remained upright and there were no injuries to any passengers or staff.

A recovery train is being sent to pick up the passengers and take them to a reception centre at Sellafield.

Train derailment, west Cumbria

Emergency services are dealing with a passenger train that has derailed in west Cumbria.

It happened near Nethertown, south of Caulderton. The two carriage train was travelling towards Sellafield and had employees on board.

The derailment happened at around 07.20 this morning, no injuries have been reported.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.


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