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Preston train services disrupted as Storm Doris hits

Posted on - 23rd February, 2017 - 11:29am | Author - | Posted in - News, Transport, Weather
Virgin Trains Class 390 Penolino passing through Leyland
Virgin Trains Class 390 Pendolino passing through Leyland

Major disruption is being experienced by rail passengers as Storm Doris brings down power lines and trees.

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The Met Office has an amber weather warning in force for Preston and the North West with gusts of up to 80mph being experienced.

Virgin Trains services to and from Preston are experiencing delays and cancellations.

Read more: Damage to Preston Station leads to no train services

Network Rail has a speed restriction in force because of high winds between Crewe and Warrington Bank Quay which is causing delays of up to an hour.

Read more: Fallen tree blocks road in Penwortham

Heading north there is flooding between Lockerbie and Carlisle causing delays of up to two hours, with disruption expected until lunchtime on Thursday (23 February).

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