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Train passengers in Cumbria are facing further disruption due to industrial action.
The RMT union will stage a 24 hour walkout on the 30th of May in a dispute over Northern's plans to change the role of train guards.
Train service provider, ScotRail, has announced train services will run from Dumfries & Galloway and Carlisle to three more stations within the Glasgow region from Sunday the 21st of May.
The stations are:
- Priesthill & Darnley
There will be 12 services in each direction on Sundays, offering direct links to Glasgow city centre, Kilmarnock, Dumfries and Carlisle.
It will run approximately every hour, with the first one to call from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock at 8:03am, and the last one calling from Kilmarnock to Glasgow at 7:55pm.
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The union which organised strikes on Cumbria's railways today has defended the disruption caused to passengers.
The RMT called a walkout over Northern Rail's plans for introducing driver only trains.
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
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.
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Trains are at a standstill on the Cumbrian Coast line while safety checks are carried out on the track.
Train operator Northern Rail says delays are expected along the length of the line between Carlisle and Barrow until around 1pm.
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.
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.