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.
- Passengers evacuated Westminster Tube station due to smoke from electrical room
- London flash floods cause tube and road closures
- Could you be the next Charlie Bucket? Win a Silver Ticket worth £500!
“Our cafes at Ravenglass & Dalegarth stations remain open for business.
“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.
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- Passenger numbers as low as 12% as services disrupted by rail strikes - 23rd June 2022
- What rail services will run on Friday after the latest strike? - 23rd June 2022
- Rail strikes to go ahead after last-ditch talks fail - 20th June 2022