Major disruption as train derails on West Coast mainline

A derailed train has blocked lines on a major route between England and Scotland, Northern Rail has said.

Rail services on the West Coast mainline have been disrupted by a derailed engineering train. Picture: PA
Rail services on the West Coast mainline have been disrupted by a derailed engineering train. Picture: PA

An engineering train came off the track near Carnforth, Lancashire, affecting services by Northern, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains.

Disruption was expected to last throughout the day.

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The National Rail Enquiries website said: “An engineering train has derailed between Lancaster and Oxenholme Lake District and this is causing disruption to trains between Preston and Carlisle / Windermere.”

Bus replacement services were expected to be brought in.

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