Passenger’s exploitation the West Coast itinerary sweet-faced hours of delays last night once important destroy to overhead power cables close to the Border LED to the cancellation of all services north of Carlisle.
Hundreds of passenger movement north were forced to set down at Carlisle & were ferried to Glasgow & capital by taxi or minibus once Network Rail closed the road.
Passengers move south were conjointly ferried from Scotland to Carlisle, before movement on by train. Scot Rail had to cancel its sleeper service.
Network Rail aforementioned it had been alerted to the problem at around 2pm. Engineers were sent to examine the positioning, close to Gretna & discovered “significant destroy to overhead line instrumentation over a considerable distance.” it’s not clear what had caused the destroy, however Network Rail conjointly delineate the Carlisle-Glasgow line blocked in each direction, proposing instrumentation could have conjointly fallen onto the track.
Virgin Trains was optimistic the problem would resolve in time for the morning rush-hour.