Floods have caused a wall to collapse on the West Coast Mainline at Caldew Maltings, near Carlisle.
A pylon carrying overhead cables has also become unstable.
All rail services north of Carlisle are currently suspended because of flooding.
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Inspectors have surveyed almost two thousand miles of roads across the region to identify the damage.