West Coast Main Line blocked after overhead wires damaged

West Coast Main Line blocked after overhead wires damaged

Loss of power to the overhead electric wires between Preston and Carlisle is affecting services.

TransPennine Express Customer Advice:

To help you complete your journey, you may use Northern and Virgin Trains services via any reasonable route.

Please attempt to travel on your booked service, or, on a service as close to your booked service as possible.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston are also expected to be affected by this disruption.

Virgin Trains Customer Advice:

To help you complete your journey, you may use your tickets on the following:

  • TransPennine Express services between Preston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh
  • ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh
  • Virgin Trains East Coast via any reasonable route
  • CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh

Customers travelling between Preston and Glasgow / Edinburgh may travel earlier as ticket easement is in place.

Customers travelling to / from Glasgow Central should also be aware that there may be further delays at this station as some southbound lines are blocked due to the high winds.

National Rail expect a normal service to resume by 6pm today.