Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway suspends services due to track damage

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has announced the suspension of train services due to challenging weather conditions causing track damage.

Rachel Bell, Head of Marketing and Business Development Lake District Estates, said in a statement: “Due to a landslip caused by extreme weather conditions over the weekend, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has had to suspend train services until October 9.

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“Our cafes at Ravenglass & Dalegarth stations remain open for business.

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“Our track gang is on site assessing the damage which has displaced approximately 160 yards of track. The teams will be working hard to clear the line and repair the track. We estimate this work to be completed so we can run trains from October 9, but this may be subject to change.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and thank our customers for their understanding and patience.”

The Railway said that further updates will be available on their Facebook page. All customers who have pre-booked tickets will be contacted by their office staff directly.

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