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Virgin Trains advise passengers not to travel

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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.

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.


West Coast main line delays over Easter

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Stretches of the the West Coast main line will be closed for four days over Easter, leading to delays of up to two hours on journeys between Glasgow and London.

Virgin Trains are advising Scots to go to Edinburgh and use the East Coast main line to London as major engineering works take place.

The trip is expected to take around six hours instead of the normal journey time of four hours and 32 minutes because of the diversions .

Virgin Trains are also warning passengers of overcrowding over the Easter weekend.

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