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Northern Rail strike action to cause severe travel disruption

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Rail passengers across Cumbria face severe disruption to their journeys on Monday, as Northern Rail staff go on strike.

Staff on Northern Rail services have voted to take industrial action for 24 hours, in a dispute over the role of guards.

It's forced the operator to run a reduced timetable and 300 rail replacement buses across it's network.

To view the revised rail timetables and replacement bus timetables, you can visit the Northern Rail Industrial Action page here.

Bus replacement services will run between:

  • Appleby and Carlisle
  • Oxenholme to Windermere
  • Workington to Carlisle

West Coast Mainline delays

Rail passengers are experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes on journeys between Carlisle and Lancaster this morning.

Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express are having to run at reduced speeds on the line between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith North Lakes.

Disruption is expected until 12pm today.

Severe train delays at Carlisle station

There are major delays to trains arriving and departing Carlisle station due to signalling problems between Glasgow and Lockerbie.

Virgin trains say they have requested coaches to replace services.

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Trains delayed between Carlisle and Lockerbie

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Rail services between Carlisle and Lockerbie are delayed, because of a fault with the signalling system between Carstairs and Lockerbie.

The fault is thought to have been caused by the bad weather sweeping through the region.

Disruption is expected to continue until around 12pm.

Passengers face train delays south of Cumbria

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People travelling south of Cumbria by train are facing delays of up to an hour.

It's due to a train fault between Lancaster and Preston, and southbound services are expected to be affected until around 12pm.

Replacement buses are conveying passengers between Preston and Lancaster in both directions until further notice.

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