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West Coast main line reopens
The West Coast main line north of Carlisle has reopened just two days after it was under eight feet of floodwater.
West Coast main line to reopen today
Network Rail will be re-opening the West Coast main line north of Carlisle this afternoon just two days after it was under eight feet of floodwater.
Weekend closure before full train timetable to resume between Manchester and Bolton on Monday 14 December
Network Rail is reminding passengers to plan their journeys this weekend before services on the route between Manchester and Bolton return to a full timetable on Monday 14 December.*
Extent of damage revealed as floodwater recedes on the West Coast main line near Carlisle
Network Rail’s orange army has swung into action to reopen the northern section of the West Coast main line after extensive flooding of the tracks receded overnight.
Crewe residents urged to find out more about Network Rail’s £17m rail upgrade
People living and working in Crewe are invited to attend a drop-in session to find out more about Network Rail’s plans to strengthen the Hungerford Road bridge in Crewe, part of the company’s £17m investment in the Crewe to Manchester and Sandbach to Northwich lines.
Trains running on upgraded railway between Crewe and Shrewsbury
Train passengers were travelling today for the first time on a newly modernised railway between Crewe and Shrewsbury following a £25m upgrade by Network Rail.
Eight foot-deep floodwater means northern section of West Coast main line to remain closed for several days
The West Coast main line north of Carlisle will remain closed for several days after eight feet of water flooded the railway.
West Coast main line shut between Oxenholme and Carlisle due to floods and landslips
The West Coast main line was closed to trains today between Carlisle and Oxenholme after multiple floods and landslips made it impassable.
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