Beast from the East: Updates for Thursday 1 March

Heavy snow and icy temperatures brought by the 'Beast from the East' is causing a second day of school closures and travel disruption across the region.

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Virgin Trains advise passengers not to travel

Scenes from Carlisle Credit: Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains is advising passengers not to travel on the East Coast today or tomorrow because of the bad weather.

The West Coast main line between Carlisle and Scotland remains closed with no trains or replacement buses.

A Virgin Trains spokesperson said:

Due to extreme weather conditions on our east coast route, we are advising customers not to travel today or tomorrow. We’re working hard to look after our customers in whatever way we can and customers who have booked to travel will be able to use their tickets next week."

– Virgin Trains spokesperson

Passengers travelling across both the east coast and west coast routes are advised to check their journey online before travelling.

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