High winds cause train disruption at Carlisle

High winds have led to the cancellation of trains between England and Scotland on the West Coast mainline, leaving many passengers stranded at Carlisle.

Network Rail closed the line after a tree blew onto the line near Gretna, in Scotland.

Trains are continuing to run south from Carlisle, but are subject to delays.

Hundreds of passengers were at the station, attempting to make alternative arrangements and people were asked to avoid travelling if at all possible.

Virgin Trains said the last train to run from Scotland was the 1340 BST from Glasgow to Euston, which terminated at Carlisle, after a two-hour delay.

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