Storm-hit Carlisle to Barrow coastal rail line reopens

  • 13 January 2014
  • From the section Cumbria
Embankment repairs
Image caption More than 4,000 tons of rock were used to shore up the embankment at Flimby

A coastal rail line in Cumbria has reopened after its track was destroyed by heavy rain and storms.

High tides and strong winds damaged sea defences and the track between Carlisle and Barrow two weeks ago.

A bus replacement service has been in operation, but the line has now fully reopened and the track has been replaced, Network Rail confirmed.

Meanwhile, commuters are facing delays after two freight trains crashed near Penrith on the West Coast Mainline.

The British Transport Police said one of the drivers was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the crash on Sunday.

Passengers are being warned to expect disruption all day.

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