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Cancellations to services between Glasgow Central and Carlisle

Due to urgent repairs to a bridge between Glasgow Central and Carlisle the line between Carlisle and Glasgow / Edinburgh via Lockerbie in both directions line is blocked.
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or terminated at and started back from Carlisle. Motherwell, Lockerbie, Edinburgh and Haymarket will not be served. Disruption is expected until 23:59 29/02.
Customer Advice:
Customers travelling between Scotland and England via Carlisle will experience extended journeys until the end of February due to the closure of the West Coast Main Line between Carlisle and Scotland. This is due to damage to the Lamington viaduct, south of Carstairs, caused by Storm Frank.
We re really sorry for this inconvenience. Safety is always the most important consideration on the railway and we support Network Rail s decision to close this section of route until they are sure it is safe to run trains. Network Rail estimate that the West Coast Main Line will reopen by March 1st following repairs to the damaged viaduct. Further details of this work can be found through Network Rail.
A replacement shuttle train service is in place between Glasgow and Carlisle via Kilmarnock. This will add around an hour to normal journey times.
Full details of the replacement shuttle train and coach services are available on the website at
Customers travelling between Edinburgh / Haymarket and Carlisle and destinations in North West England and the West Midlands should continue to use the replacement bus services between Edinburgh and Carlisle.
We strongly urge customers to check their route before they travel.
Virgin Trains East Coast services to and from London Kings Cross are not affected by this disruption.
ScotRail are conveying passengers between Carlisle and Glasgow Central in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Virgin Trains rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
Virgin Trains East Coast are conveying passengers between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for Virgin Trains rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the delay this will cause to your journey.
You can get real time journey updates to your mobile phone by visiting and registering for Live Travel Alerts direct from our Control Centre or by Tweeting our social media team to @VirginTrains.
If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check for more information.

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