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.

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 12:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:32 pm
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.

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.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Bus replacement services were expected to be brought in.

DOWNLOAD THE SCOTSMAN APP ON ITUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY