Region's train passengers facing major disruption

Credit: Press Association

Rail users in Cumbria and southern Scotland are facing major disruption over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

West Coast main line passengers are being warned not to travel to and from London from 25-27 August as Euston station is closed while Network Rail replace the North Wembley junction.

And the RMT Union has called another 24-hour walkout tomorrow as part of its long-running dispute with operator Northern over the role of train guards.

Routes in Cumbria including the Settle-Carlisle and Cumbria Coast lines are set to be among those affected by RMT strike action.

“Our message to West Coast train customers this August bank holiday (25-27 August) and on 1-2 September is: ‘Do not travel.’ Instead please plan your journeys on other days.

Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail’s London North Western route said