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Storm Caroline sees major disruption on trains from Preston to Scotland

Posted on - 7th December, 2017 - 9:10am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Transport
Preston Railway Station Pic: Paul Melling
Preston Railway Station Pic: Paul Melling

Anyone travelling between Preston and Scotland is being advised to find an alternative route.

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Virgin Trains say an obstruction between Oxhenholme and Penrith as well as severe weather in Scotland due to Storm Caroline has led to the line being blocked.

Passengers wanting to travel north of Preston are being told of delays of at least 90 minutes after stopping at Preston Railway Station.

Services between Birmingham and Edinburgh are not affected – so anyone trying to head north is being advised to use the Cross Country route.

Read more: Preston to Lancaster trains won’t run over Christmas

Replacement buses are being put on by TransPennine Express between Preston and Carlisle and also between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Around 2pm on Thursday (7 December) all lines reopened but disruption remains.

Advice for TransPennine Express customers:
To help you complete your journey, you may use your ticket on the following services:
CrossCountry between York and Scotland
Northern via any reasonable route
Virgin Trains via any reasonable route
Virgin Trains East Coast between York and Scotland

Advice for Virgin Trains customers:
To help you complete your journey, you may use your ticket on the following services:
CrossCountry services between Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh
Northern between Newcastle and Carlisle
TransPennine Express via any reasonable route
Virgin Trains East Coast via any reasonable route

Disruption is expected until at least 12noon on Thursday (7 December).

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