The Prime Minister and the Labour leader have clashed in the House of Commons over the West Coast Main Line.
Campaigners say a railway line in the Borders will stop people taking the train because journeys will be long. Transport Scotland disagrees.
The Government has announced FirstGroup will take over the running of the West Coast Mainline.
Dozens of homes are still without power this evening after severe weather in West Cumbria damaged buildings and caused disruption on the roads.
The M6 Southbound was closed after a lorry overturned near Tebay and the A6 was blocked at Shap because of a fallen tree.
With more wind and rain expected, the emergency services are urging people to take care.
Katie Hunter reports:
A number of roads continue to affected in parts of Cumbria following last night’s weather conditions.
The M6 Southbound remains passible on the hard shoulder and one lane following a one vehicle road traffic collision where a HGV was blown over.
The male driver was was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with minor injuries.
The road will temporarily be closed later today as the recovery of the HGV is completed.
Other traffic updates include:
- The A6 between Hackthorpe and Shap remains closed following a fallen tree
- Inkerman Terrace in Whitehaven has reopened following the road’s closure after a tree fell into the road
- The A595 at Moota has reopened following its closure after a roof was blown off the former Moota Hotel
Police dealt with over 60 weather-related incidents last night.
Police would like to thank everyone for their patience and ask that motorists continue to drive carefully.
For more information on road closures visit the Cumbria Police traffic link website.
More than 600 homes remain without power in west Cumbria this morning after severe weather last night.
Electricity North West says Workington is one of the main areas affected.
Around 1,250 homes in Cumbria are without electricity this morning after severe weather battered the region.
A spokeswoman for Electricity North West said: "Engineers will be out at first light to try and restore power to affected homes."
Up to 3,500 were cut off at the height of the power outages last night following strong winds and heavy rain.
Cumbria Police are asking people only to travel if it is absolutely necessary, in light of the current severe weather.
You can find full details and the latest information from Cumbria Police here.
Meanwhile, police in Southern Scotland are reporting fallen trees affecting rural roads.
Members of the public can contact any police force in the UK by calling the 101 non-emergency number and following the instructions.
The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts in Cumbria.
For more details and the latest information, click here.
Over 2,500 homes are without power in parts of West Cumbria as severe weather continues to affect the region.
The network operator, Electricity North West, are working to try and restore power.
Police in Cumbria are warning motorists to travel only if it is absolutely necessary.
They are dealing with a number of weather-related incidents caused by strong winds in parts of the region.
The southbound M6 near Tebay has been closed after a lorry was overturned.
A section of a former motel roof has blown off, blocking the A595 near Cockermouth.
Meanwhile, with strong winds and heavy rain across Southern Scotland there are reports of blown-down trees on rural roads.
More to follow.
– Councillor Colin Smyth, Chair of housing, planning and environment committee, Dumfries and Galloway Council
"It's a good leisure facility, people can stroll along here on a Sunday, and hopefully we'll begin to see the marina itself develop and more boats coming into the area.
"That brings people into the community, that might have not visited Stranraer and it actually allows them to bring in investment to spend in local shops and cafes."
– Keith Brown, Transport Minister for Scotland
"If it makes people take the choice to go into Stranraer, rather than take some other mode of transport away from the ferry port, that's got to be attractive.
"It was a difficulty in the past, if we make it as easy and attractive as possible then people will want to go into Stranraer.
"They'll want to go for the railway station, and hopefully to spend some time and money in Stranraer as well."