RMT workers are striking at Carlisle and Workington railway stations today, in a dispute over the removal of guards from some passenger services.
The union has warned that axing guards will lead to "surge in crime" on services in Cumbria.
Removing staff from trains, which will travel through over 300 unstaffed stations, is a toxic combination that will increase anti-social behaviour and and unleash a surge in crime which will see Northern rail becoming a muggers' paradise.
The public are right to be concerned and that is why they are backing RMT's fight for the guarantee of a guard on Northern trains.
No trains will be running between Carlisle, and Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.Read the full story ›
All Northern services at Carlisle station will be affected by the strikes, and replacement buses are in operation.Read the full story ›
One lane is closed on the M6 southbound, between J44 A7 / A689 (Carlisle North) and J43 A69 (Carlisle).
It's to allow for barrier repairs following an earlier accident.
Two HGV's have been involved in a crash on the M6 Junction 40 slip road at Penrith.
Officers were called at 1.47pm to the incident on the northbound entry slip road.
The slip road is now completely closed and delays are to be expected for some time.
The lanes heading west on the A66 have also been reduced and traffic is slow moving.
Emergency services are at the scene and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
The train operator says it carried a record breaking 294,000 customers between Glasgow and London on it's west coast route.Read the full story ›
Passengers on services between Carlisle, west Cumbria, Newcastle and on the Carlisle to Settle line can expect delays from Friday.Read the full story ›
UPDATE: The road is now clear.
A HGV is blocking traffic on the A69 on Warwick Bridge.
Vehicles are unable to pass in either direction.
There are delays on the busy A591 road in Keswick, due to an accident.
It happened between the A5271 Penrith Road and B5322 Back Lane, and was reported at 11:15am.
No further details have been released.
The A591 southbound is closed at Chestnut Hill, causing queueing traffic in the area.
Some trains travelling between Cumbria and London Euston still face delays, after a fire near the track yesterday.Read the full story ›