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Partial closure between Kilmarnock and Carlisle until Monday 16 March

Incident created
07/02/2020 17:09
Last updated
17/02/2020 09:47
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Trains between Kilmarnock and Carlisle

TOC(s) affected

A landslip occurred between Kilmarnock and Dumfries following the severe weather caused by Storm Ciara. As all lines are closed, buses will continue to replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries whilst repairs are undertaken.

The latest estimate is for the line to be fully reopened on Monday 16 March.

Alternative travel advice:

Customers may use the following services to help with journeys:

  • Avanti West Coast between Carlisle and Glasgow Central via Lockerbie
  • TransPennine Express between Carlisle and Glasgow Central via Lockerbie
  • Stagecoach West Buses on routes X76, 43, 343 and X74

Additional Information:
Emergency works to repair a landslip beneath the railway between Kilmarnock and Dumfries will continue for a further four weeks. The section of line has been closed since Monday 10 February after storms caused the River Nith to wash away an embankment beneath the railway.

Engineers are working to repair the landslip beneath a 50m stretch of track near Holywood in Dumfriesshire. Firstly, the engineers have to construct a new road and compound to bring material to the site, to allow them to begin the process of stabilising and rebuilding the embankment. More information can be found here.

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