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Settle to Carlisle railway line closed

The track was damaged. Credit: Network Rail

The Settle to Carlisle railway line has been closed, because of ground movements under the track.

Part of the embankment at Eden Brow collapsed earlier this month, but trains had been allowed through at low speeds.

However, the line has now been closed and a replacement bus service is operating between Appleby and Carlisle, calling at Langwathby, Lazonby and Armathwaite.

More strike action on Carlisle Settle rail line

Credit: ITV Border

Staff employed on the Settle and Carlisle Railway are set to take two more days of strike action as part of an ongoing dispute over compulsory redundancies.

Those striking provide at-seat catering on Northern Rail services between Carlisle and Settle. They will walk out for 24 hours on both the 14 and 21 of February

The Partnership that runs the service has previously said it cannot agree to its employees demands as they would undermine the financial security of the not for profit organisation.

Workers walkout: Carlisle Settle rail line

Workers are protesting redundancies Credit: PA

Workers on the historic Carlisle Settle rail line have walked out again as part of a long-running dispute over compulsory redundancies.

The 24-hour stoppage began at midnight.

The employees are members of the RMT rail union and provide a trolly catering service on the Northern Rail trains that use the line.

They are protesting the Settle and Carlisle Development Company's decision to make redundancies.

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