Clean-up begins after flooding

The clean-up is underway after the region experienced extreme weather and flooding over the past few weeks.

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Rail services suspended across Cumbrian coast

Rail services are still closed across parts of the Cumbrian coast line due to the significant damage caused caused over the weekend by the storm and flooding.

There was significant damage at multiple locations:

  • Sea defences and retaining walls have been washed away at several locations between Sellafield and Maryport
  • 120 yards of track washed away at Flimby
  • Lineside equipment and 600 yards of ballast washed away at Parton
  • Kirkby-in-Furness station flooded plus damage to lineside equipment
  • Braystones station completely flooded
  • Debris on the railway at multiple locations

To allow Network Rail to repair the damage rail services were stopped.

Lines are now open between Barrow and Workington.Northern Rail will be operating replacement bus services.

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