MAJOR DISRUPTION: Person hit by a train at Penrith North Lakes

Class 390 at Crewe
Credit: RailAdvent

Trains on the West Coast Main Line are currently being delayed following a train hitting a person at Penrith.

Emergency services are dealing with the incident and all lines are blocked between Carlisle and Lancaster.

Train services running between these stations may be cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected until the end of service.

This is a developing story, we will update you as soon as more information is released. Here is what we know:

6th January 2020 at 23:00

Trains are now slowly getting back to where they should be, with passengers boarding buses to complete journeys.

We would just like to send our thoughts out to everyone involved in tonights fatality.

One last update for you before we sign off for the night

9S85 15:43 London Euston to Glasgow Central is still sat outside Penrith North Lakes, with no confirmation of when this will be moving.

1M19 18:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston, the train involved in this fatality, its still outside Penrith, and is undergoing an inspection ahead of removal.

Avanti Update:

  • 17:43 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • This train was delayed at Wigan North Western and is now 110 minutes late – no confirmation of any cancellation however it looks likely to be Preston.
  • 18:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • This train has been delayed at Wigan North Western and is now 90 minutes late.
  • 18:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston
    • This train is being delayed at Penrith North Lakes
  • 20:10 Glasgow Central to Crewe
    • This train is being delayed at Carlisle – with no confirmation yet as to where it will terminate.
  • Additional trains are as follows:
    • 20:59 Preston to London Euston
    • 21:17 Preston Birmingham New Street
    • 22:39 Preston to Crewe

TransPennine Express update:

Cancellations for TPE services are as follows:

  • 23:10 Manchester Airport to Preston (cancelled throughout)
  • 23:18 Carlisle to Glasgow Central (cancelled throughout)

Other train updates:

  • 20:07 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh
    • This train is still being delayed at Lancaster – no confirmation as to if it is going further
  • 20:11 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
    • This train is being delayed at Carlisle – no confirmation as to it if it is cancelled.
  • 21:01 Glasgow Central to Preston
    • This train will terminate at Carlisle
  • 21:06 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central
    • This train will terminate at Preston
  • 22:12 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
    • This train will start from Carlisle.

6th January 2020 at 22:22

ADDITIONAL TRAIN TO RUN

TransPennine Express will be running an extra services for passengers.

This will form the 23:18 Carlisle to Glasgow Central service, calling at Lockerbie (23:37) and Glasgow Central (00:51) only.


6th January 2020 at 22:18

Here are the list of delays from TransPennine Express

  • 18:07 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh
    • This train will terminate at Carlisle
    • Currently, this train is running 118 minutes late
  • 19:07 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central
    • This train has terminated at Lancaster and will not stop at Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith North Lakes, Carlisle, Lockerbie, Motherwell or Glasgow Central
  • 19:08 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport
    • This train has terminated at Carlisle and will not stop at Penrith North Lakes, Oxenholme Lake District, Lancaster, Preston, Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Airport
  • 20:07 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh
    • This train is being delayed at Lancaster
  • 20:11 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
    • This train has been delayed at Lockerbie.
    • It is now 45 minutes late
  • 21:01 Glasgow Central to Preston
    • This train will terminate at Carlisle and will not call at Penrith North Lakes and Preston
  • 21:06 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central
    • This train will terminate at Preston and will not call at Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith North Lakes, Carlisle, Lockerbie or Glasgow Central
  • 22:12 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
    • This train will be started from Carlisle.

6th January 2020 at 22:13

1S82 16:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central is now reversing back to Oxenholme Lake District, where it will most likely terminate.

1S87 16:57 London Euston to Glasgow Central has also done the same, but instead has reversed to Lancaster.


6th January 2020 at 22:10

ADDITIONAL TRAINS TO RUN – UPDATED

  • 21:17 Preston to Birmingham New Street
    • This looks to form off of 9S93 1643 London Euston to Edinburgh, which will terminate at Preston
    • This train is currently 19 minutes late
  • 20:59 Preston to London Euston
  • 20:47 Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  • 22:39 Preston to Crewe

6th January 2020 at 22:05

Further cancellation this evening

  • 17:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • Was 31 minutes late, but is now stabled at Preston awaiting further instructions
    • THIS TRAIN IS TERMINATING AT PRESTON
    • Will not call at Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Carlisle, Motherwell or Glasgow Central

6th January 2020 at 22:00

1S83, the 18:07 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh Waverley TransPennine Express service, has now departed from Penrith North Lakes – 118 minutes late.

This service is due to call at Carlisle (22:14), Lockerbie (22:33), Haymarket (23:31), and Edinburgh Waverley at 23:37.

Above timings are correct at the time of writing


6th January 2020 at 21:53

Here are the list of delays from TransPennine Express

  • 19:07 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central
    • This train will terminate at Lancaster and will not stop at Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith North Lakes, Carlisle, Lockerbie, Motherwell or Glasgow Central
  • 19:08 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport
    • This train will terminate at Carlisle and will not stop at Penrith North Lakes, Oxenholme Lake District, Lancaster, Preston, Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Airport
  • 20:07 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh
    • This train is being delayed at Lancaster
  • 20:11 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
    • This train will be delayed at Lockerbie.
  • 22:12 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
    • This train will be started from Carlisle.

6th January 2020 at 21:50

ADDITIONAL TRAINS TO RUN

  • 21:17 Preston to Birmingham New Street
    • This looks to form off of 9S93 1643 London Euston to Edinburgh, which will terminate at Preston
  • 20:59 Preston to London Euston

6th January 2020 at 21:42

Here are the list of confirmed delays from Avanti West Coast:

  • 16:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • Was delayed by 42 minutes, however, is delayed furthermore between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith.
  • 16:57 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • Was delayed by 10 minutes, but is also delayed between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith North Lakes
  • 17:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • Was 31 minutes late, but is now stabled at Preston awaiting further instructions
  • 17:43 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • This train is being delayed at Warrington Bank Quay
  • 18:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central
    • This train is being delayed at Wigan North Western
  • 18:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston
    • This train is being delayed at Penrith North Lakes
  • 18:52 Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
    • This train will terminate at Carlisle
    • This train will no longer call at Oxenholme Lake District, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan North Western, Warrington Bank Quay, Crewe, Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street

6th January 2020 at 21:40

Avanti West Coast has announced that the 20:10 Glasgow Central to Crewe is being delayed at Carlisle, with no confirmation yet that it will go forward


6th January 2020 at 21:33

DISRUPTION EXPECTED UNTIL THE END OF SERVICE


6th January 2020 at 21:22

TransPennine Express has said that they have ordered rail replacement buses to covey passengers to their destination


6th January 2020 at 21:20

Avanti West Coast are now quoting that trains between Carlisle and Preston may be cancelled or delayed up to 180 minutes

Our thoughts go out to everyone involved in the fatality this evening at Penrith North Lakes.

Where Next?

News Homepage
   For the Latest Railway News
RailAdvent Online Shop
   Framed Prints, DVD’s / Blu-Ray’s and more
LocoStop Community
   Come and share your railway pictures
Mainline Steam Info
   Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements

2 COMMENTS

    • Virgin Trains is “expired” at the beginning of December 2019.. Avanti West Coast are the new operators for the BR Class 390 Pendolino and some Voyagers

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here