Delays and cancellations on west coast mainline between Carlisle and Penrith

There are delays and cancellations between Carlisle and Penrith. Credit: Avanti West Coast

There are delays and cancellations on the west coast mainline between Carlisle and Penrith.

Train operators Avanti West Coast and TransPennine Express say there is a fault with the signalling system. As a result of the signalling issues trains are running at reduced speed leading to delays of up to an hour.

Disruption on the route is expected until 13:15. Services going through to Carlisle to Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and London are all affected.

There is a replacement bus in place to help some passengers.

On social media National Rail issued this advice for TransPennine Express customers: "To assist you with your journey your ticket will be accepted on Avanti West Coast via any reasonable route. Road replacement transport is in operation to assist affected services."

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