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Major rail timetable changes could cause disruption

Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services Credit: ITV Border

Rail passengers could face disruption after the biggest shake up in rail timetables in decades.

Rail operators say it will mean more direct services and reduce journey times but Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services.

More than four million trains have been rescheduled across Britain.

Passengers are urged to check the new timetables before they travel.

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Disruption on M6 Northbound continues

Lorry fire on M6 between J36 and J37 Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

One lane and the hard shoulder remains closed on the M6 Northbound between J36 (Kirkby Lonsdale) and J37 (Kendal).

They will remain closed overnight for emergency resurfacing.

This comes after a HGV burst into flames on the northbound carriageway about 1am on Wednesday 9 May.

Vehicle and debris clean up underway Credit: Highways England

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Serious collision closes M6 northbound

The scene of the crash at at J44, Carlise Credit: ITV Border

A van driver has been flown to hospital with serious injuries after their vehicle overturned on the M6 northbound carriageway at J44, near Carlisle.

The collision happened at around 8.30am this morning, Thursday 19 April.

The north and southbound carriageways were temporarily closed to allow an air ambulance to land and for the vehicle to be recovered.

The south and northbound carriageways are now fully open.

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Man dies after crash on A66

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A man has died following a collision on the A66.

Police have confirmed the 72-year-old man, from the Carlisle area, died as a result of the crash.

It happened at around 5:40am this morning and involved two HGV vehicles.

The A66 will be closed between Kirkby Thore and Crackenthorpe, in both directions, for quite some time, whilst investigations are carried out.

A 22-year-old man from South Yorkshire has been arrested on suspicion of Death by Dangerous Driving. He remains in police custody helping with enquiries.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

Westbound traffic is being diverted to the A685 west via Kirkby Stephen to join the M6 northbound.

Eastbound traffic is directed to use the A69 and A65 using M6 and Kemplay roundabout.

A66 closed after HGV crash

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The A66 is currently closed in both directions between Kirkby Thore and Crackenthorpe following a serious collision involving two HGVs.

It happened at around 5.40am this morning.

Road closures are expected to be in place for some time and drivers are asked to avoid the area.

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Westbound traffic is being diverted to the A685 west via Kirkby Stephen to join the M6 northbound.

Eastbound traffic is directed to use the A69 and A65 using M6 and Kemplay roundabout.

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