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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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West Coast Mainline delays

Rail passengers are experiencing delays of up to 25 minutes on journeys between Carlisle and Lancaster this morning.

Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express are having to run at reduced speeds on the line between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith North Lakes.

Disruption is expected until 12pm today.

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