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  1. Friday 31 March 2017

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  1. Through the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    That's the end of our updates for today and for the week.

    We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel on Monday morning from 08:00.

    Thanks for being with us on a day when the county celebrated the reopening of the Settle-Carlisle railway line.

    We were with passengers who took the first trains between Carlisle and Leeds in over a year. Network Rail explained how it managed to repair a landslip that moved half a million tonnes of earth. And the Flying Scotsman came to the county to join in the party .

    Here's the moment that the Flying Scotsman pulled into Carlisle railway station as heard by BBC Radio Cumbria listeners:

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    Video caption: The steam locomotive came to Carlisle to celebrate the reopened Settle-Carlisle line

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Railway reopens: Network Rail boss on what it took to fix the Settle-Carlisle line

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Just what does it take to fix a problem on the scale of a half a millon tonne landslip?

    Martin Frobisher from Network Rail explained on BBC Radio Cumbria earlier today:

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    Video caption: Network Rail's Martin Frobisher explains how the Settle-Carlisle railway was repaired
  3. Flying Scotsman marks line reopening

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    Image caption: The Flying Scotsman steam loco at Carlisle Station for the restart of passenger services

    The Settle-to-Carlisle line was closed for 13 months after a 500,000-tonne landslip.

    Flying Scotsman marks line reopening

    Flying Scotsman crosses Ribblehead viaduct

    The Settle-to-Carlisle line was closed for 13 months after a 500,000-tonne landslip.

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  4. Weather: Cloudy with rain

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    More rain to come after a fairly dry afternoon.

    Turning more cloudy through the night with lows of 9C.

    Here's your full forecast:

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    Video caption: Weather for North East and Cumbria
  5. Watch again: First train leaves Appleby station

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    Video caption: Pulling out of Appleby station for the first time this year

    The Settle-to-Carlisle line reopens after a 500,000-tonne landslip causes a 13-month closure.

  6. Travel: A595 closed in Whitehaven

    A595 Loop Road South is closed in both directions in Whitehaven near Tower Hill following a two vehicle crash.

    Southbound traffic is being diverted through Whitehaven Town Centre.

    Northbound traffic is being diverted through Inkerman Terrace. 

  7. World-famous steam locomotive draws crowds on way to Cumbria

    Flying Scotsman at Howarth Resting

    Here's what people in Cumbria have been catching a glimpse of today.

    The Flying Scotsman is now making its return trip following its stop at Carlisle to mark the reopening of the Settle-Carlisle line.

    The photo of the locomotive was taken earlier today at Haworth Resting in Yorkshire.

  8. The Flying Scotsman gets ready to wave Carlisle goodbye

    Here's the steam locomotive backing out of Carlisle railway station to get ready for the return leg of its journey along the Settle-Carlisle railway.

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  9. Penrith MP praises railway repairs

    Here's how the Conservative MP for Penrith and the Border, Rory Stewart, has reacted to today's reopening of the Settle-Carlisle railway line.

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    The railway line runs through his constituency and the reopened section of track at Eden Browns is just a few miles from his constituency border.

  10. Watch: Flying Scotsman travels over the Ribblehead Viaduct

    Here's the moment that the Flying Scotsman travelled over the Ribblehead Viaduct as part of a journey celebrating the reopening of the Settle-Carlisle railway line.

    Thanks to  for sharing the footage.

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  11. Settle-Carlisle: How the line was fixed

    Network Rail shut the line at Eden Brows to trains on 9 February 2016.

    Thirteen months and £5 million pounds later, it's reopened. 

    On that day in 2016, engineers found that the ground was slipping beneath the railway towards the River Eden 70 metres below. 

    Because of the size and scale of the repairs, the difficulty getting onto the site and that the ground was still moving, Network Rail has called it the most challenging repair it's ever faced.

          Facts about the repairs made to the Settle-Carlisle line near Armathwaite

    In the end, the railway body decided to drive two rows of piles, which are steel tubes filled with concrete, into the bedrock.

    On top of those, a one metre-thick 100m-long concrete shelf has been placed to form a solid base for the railway.

  12. Watch: Crowds greet the Flying Scotsman at Appleby

    Danny Savage

    North of England correspondent

    Moments ago at Appleby railway station, crowds welcomed the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman on its way to Carlisle.

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  13. See from the cab of the world-famous Flying Scotsman

    The Settle-Carlisle railway line has officially reopened.

    Part of the celebrations include a visit from the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman.

    It'll pass through Kirkby Stephen at 11:51 before stopping at Appleby for a short time at 12:04 and finally reaching Carlisle at 13:05

    On the BBC iPlayer, you can watch an hour-long programme that was filmed from the Flying Scotsman as it travelled the length of the Severn Valley Railway.

    It's called Flying Scotsman from the Footplate.

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    Video caption: Volunteer driver Roger Norfolk explains some of the basic controls at his command.
  14. Cumbria's headlines this morning

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    The top stories from across BBC Cumbria this morning: 

  15. Listen: The first train leaving Carlisle on repaired Settle-Carlisle line

    BBC Radio Cumbria

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    Video caption: How passengers were welcomed first train on reopened Settle-to-Carlisle line

    Here's how passengers were greeted when they boarded the 05:50 from Carlisle to Leeds this morning. 

    It was the first passenger train to cross the repaired section of track at Eden Brows near Armathwaite. 

  16. Watch: Timelapse of work to repair Settle-to-Carlisle line

    BBC Breakfast

    BBC Breakfast put this film together which shows a timelapse video of the repairs on the Settle-to-Carlisle line.

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  17. Network Rail says "Settle-Carlisle is back in business"

    Martin Frobisher is the Network Rail's Managing Director for the London North Western route. He spoke to BBC Cumbria on the first service leaving Carlisle this morning: 

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