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West Coast Mainline disruption

Travellers are urged to prepare for delays and cancellations Credit: Network Rail

Some services on the West Coast Mainline are disrupted because of a line side fire near Wembley. All services between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston are currently suspended - this is also causing delays for those travelling north.

Travellers are urged to check with their train operator or before making journey arrangements.


Northern rail strike action causes disruption in Cumbria

Most of the trains available will run between 7am and 7pm Credit: ITV Border

Train passengers in Cumbria are facing more disruption today, Monday 4 September, with another day of industrial action. RMT union members are walking out over Northern's plans for driver-only trains.

Most trains will run between 7am and 7pm, with some services finishing earlier. During this time the number of running trains will be reduced. Passengers are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.

Tips for travellers today:

  • If you experience a delay of 30 minutes or more, you can claim compensation through Northern's Delay Repay scheme.
  • Customers with season tickets that don't include buses, trams or ferries, who decide not to travel due to strike action, can also claim compensation.

Three-vehicle road crash on M6 causes traffic delays

The scene of the crash on the M6 Credit: ITV Border

There are traffic delays on the M6 following a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the southbound carriageway near Penrith.

Police were called to the scene just before 1pm today, Friday 21 July. The air ambulance service had to be called.

More details to follow.

  • UPDATE: One woman has been air lifted to the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough. She is described as being in a stable condition.
The scene of the crash on the M6 Credit: ITV Border


A701 reopened at Beattock following tanker incident

The A701 has reopened at Beattock following a late night incident involving an overturned tanker.

Emergency services were called to the crash at the junction with the B7076 to Johnstonebridge and Lockerbie.

The overturned tanker Credit: Bob Geddes

The articulated tanker overturned and landed on its side but the driver is thought to have suffered only shock and bruising.

The overturned tanker Credit: Bob Geddes

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel, ambulance staff and police were called to the scene but there was no leakage from the tanker which is believed to be loaded with a powder.

Diversions were set up on both sides of the crash scene and the road was closed for much of the night.

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