Northern network continues to recover from earlier flooding (updated 8.15pm): Wetherall landslip 3

01 October 2019

Northern network continues to recover from earlier flooding (updated 8.15pm)

Northern's network continues to recover from heavy rain throughout the day which caused flooding and disruption on a number of routes.

Some delays and short notice cancellations are possible on a small number of routes as timetables stabilise.

Although flood waters are subsiding Northern customers are still advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead.

Status at 8.15pm on Tuesday 1 October (updates in bold)

  • The line between Hexham and Carlisle has fully opened following a landslip at Wetherall - Network Rail has worked through the day to clear debris and reinforce the embankment (pictured). Delays and some cancellations are likely for the remainder of today (Tuesday 1 October). All rail replacement buses have now been withdrawn.
  • Flooding in Cumbria between Barrow and Carlisle has cleared with all routes now passable. Services are reinstated, though there may be delays in the area for the rest of the evening.
  • All other lines are operating normally.

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

Media Manager


01904 568652

07795 008693


Notes to editors


Northern's Customer Promise provides for compensation to customers who are delayed by 15 minutes or longer on their journey.

Customers can claim Delay Repay if one of our trains is late or cancelled and, as a result, they get to their destination station more than 15 minutes later than scheduled.

Any customer who wants to make a claim under our delay repay initiative should retain any travel tickets and complete the delay repay form which is available here.