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Trains between Preston and Scotland cancelled due to heavy flooding

Posted on - 23rd May, 2024 - 9:04am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston Railway Station, Preston weather, Transport
Preston Railway Station. Pic: Blog Preston
Preston Railway Station. Pic: Blog Preston

All trains heading between Preston and Glasgow and Edinburgh have been cancelled.

An amber weather warning for rain had been issued by the Met Office for Preston and much of the North of England. This has now passed but a yellow warning will remain in place until midday.

The heavy rain led to flood warnings being issued locally and has now also caused significant disruption on the rail network.

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The West Coast Mainline is blocked between Carlisle and Lockerbie in both directions due to heavy flooding.

Tickets will remain valid on Friday, while other operators are also accepting tickets.

A spokesperson for Avanti West Coast said: “Services between Preston & Glasgow/Edinburgh have been cancelled due to heavy flooding on the railway between Carlisle and Lockerbie blocking the line in both directions.

“Customers travelling between Preston and Glasgow/Edinburgh with tickets dated Weds 22 or Thurs 23 May can use these for travel tomorrow, Friday 24 May, on any Avanti West Coast service via the same route.”

Ticket acceptance is also available on routes with other operators. Cross Country trains between Birmingham New Street and York, any London North Eastern Railway route and ScotRail trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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