Cumbria rail services halted after lorry hits bridge

damage to the bridge
Image caption The parapets of the bridge were damaged

Rail services have been halted on a stretch of line in Cumbria after a lorry struck a bridge.

The HGV damaged the bridge between Bootle station and Eskmeals leading to the A595 on Wednesday evening.

Northern Rail said no services were running between Millom and Sellafield and passengers were being put on replacement buses.

It said engineers were at the scene and it hoped the line would be reopened by early afternoon.

The parapets of the bridge, which runs over the rail line, were damaged with some of the stones dislodged.

Cumbria County Council's emergency response team said the damage was not reported at the time.

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