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West Coast mainline trains suspended due to Storm Hector

Posted on - 14th June, 2018 - 10:45am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Transport
The fallen trees on the line to the north of Preston Pic: Virgin Trains
The fallen trees on the line to the north of Preston Pic: Virgin Trains

Trains between Preston and Carlisle have been suspended due to fallen trees.

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Storm Hector is seeing gusts of up to 70mph whizzing through Preston and Lancashire.

Virgin Trains said all services were stopped at Preston and Carlisle.

Disruption is expected until at least lunchtime on the West Coast mainline.

A picture shared by Virgin Trains shows the trees down on the line between Preston and Scotland.

Read more: Northern passengers told to expect compensation for rail misery

Overhead power lines have also been damaged by the falling trees.

Former Liberal Democrat leader and Cumbrian MP Tim Farron is one of those affected.

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