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Rail south bound services re-started

Mainline rail services in Cumbria have been disrupted this afternoon after a person was hit by a train and killed in Penrith.

Virgin Trains says services have re-started on the south bound line but northbound services are still suspended.

Replacement buses are in operation.

The line, which closed shortly before four this afternoon between Carlisle and Penrith, is expected to fully re-open shortly.

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Delays remain 'severe' on M6 Northbound

  • Severe delays of three hours, road closed and stationary traffic due to resurfacing work on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South), congestion on M6 to J9 A461 (Wednesbury).
  • Resurfacing work required around halfway between J12 and J13, large hole appeared in the carriageway in the early hours of this morning. Full closure expected to remain until just before afternoon peak.
  • Diversion - Six mile long diversion, with traffic exiting the M6 at J12, joining the A5 Westbound to the Gailey Island, then taking the A449 Northbound through Penkridge to rejoin the M6 at J13.

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