Cumbria

Bus service for passengers stranded by A591 collapse

A591 in Cumbria
Image caption A four-mile section of the A591 between Keswick and Grasmere remains closed after it was damaged in a landslide

A shuttle bus service is being put in place to help passengers stranded after the collapse of a major road during Storm Desmond.

A four-mile section of the A591 between Keswick and Grasmere remains closed after it was damaged in a landslide.

Cumbria County Council said it had upgraded a forest road at Dunmail Raise which is wide enough for a small bus but not general traffic.

A spokesman said the service would begin on Tuesday.

A spokesman said there would be a park and ride service with pick up points at Keswick, Legburthwaite and Grasmere.

Image copyright Cumbria County Council
Image caption The shuttle bus will have to cross two temporary bridges

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