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Landslip closes Cumbrian Coastal rail route

The area between Harrington and Whitehaven where the landslide happened Credit: ITV Border

A landslip in west Cumbria has led to train services being cancelled between Workington and Whitehaven for most of the day.

It happened near Harrington on the Cumbrian coast line this morning. Replacement buses have been operating and the disruption could continue into tomorrow morning.



Sunday train services from Dumfries and Carlisle to new Glasgow stations to begin

Scotrail Sunday services to Glasgow from south west Scotland to start 21st May Credit: PA

Train service provider, ScotRail, has announced train services will run from Dumfries & Galloway and Carlisle to three more stations within the Glasgow region from Sunday the 21st of May.

The stations are:

  • Kennishead
  • Priesthill & Darnley
  • Nitshill

There will be 12 services in each direction on Sundays, offering direct links to Glasgow city centre, Kilmarnock, Dumfries and Carlisle.

It will run approximately every hour, with the first one to call from Glasgow Central to Kilmarnock at 8:03am, and the last one calling from Kilmarnock to Glasgow at 7:55pm.

The new timetable will be available to view on the ScotRail website.

RMT 'understands public frustration' over strikes

The union which organised strikes on Cumbria's railways today has defended the disruption caused to passengers.

The RMT called a walkout over Northern Rail's plans for introducing driver only trains.

Northern Rail strike action to cause severe travel disruption

Credit: PA

Rail passengers across Cumbria face severe disruption to their journeys on Monday, as Northern Rail staff go on strike.

Staff on Northern Rail services have voted to take industrial action for 24 hours, in a dispute over the role of guards.

It's forced the operator to run a reduced timetable and 300 rail replacement buses across it's network.

To view the revised rail timetables and replacement bus timetables, you can visit the Northern Rail Industrial Action page here.

Bus replacement services will run between:

  • Appleby and Carlisle
  • Oxenholme to Windermere
  • Workington to Carlisle
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