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Line blocked between Hexham and Carlisle following landslip

Wetherall landslip

Heavy rain and flooding is, again, impacting Northern’s ability to operate service this morning (Tuesday 1 October).

Delays and short notice cancellations are likely across the region as rain continues to fall on already soaked ground.

Reduced line speeds are in place on some routes which may also have an impact on services.

Localised flooding may cause problems on a number of routes – although flood waters may subside quickly.

Northern customers are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead – up to the last minute – for all rail travel in the North.

Status at 9.30am on Tuesday 1 October

Flooding is affecting the line between Maryport and Carlisle with several sites reported. Trains are operating between Barrow and Maryport with rail replacement buses running between Maryport and Carlisle. Northern tickets will be accepted by Virgin Trains and TransPennine Express on journeys between Carlisle and Lancaster until further notice.

The line is blocked between Hexham and Carlisle following a reported landslip at Wetherall (pictured). Rail replacement coaches are operating between Carlisle and Haltwhistle. Services between Newcastle and Carlisle may be cancelled or delayed.

Reports of flooding at Thackley, between Leeds and Carlisle. Trains now running at normal speed, but there are residual delays.

Services suspended between Stockport and Macclesfield due to problems with lineside equipment.

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