Speed restrictions on rail routes due to high winds

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Network Rail has imposed speed restrictions on some its routes due to high winds forecast today.

The speed restrictions may mean slightly longer journey times.

The affected routes will be:

Skipton – Morecambe / Carlisle

Darlington – Newcastle

Newcastle – Morpeth and Chathill

Bishop Auckland – Saltburn

Middlesbrough – Hexham via Sunderland and Newcastle

Carlisle – Newcastle

Preston – Carlisle via Oxenholme

Preston – Carlisle via Barrow

Blackpool North & South – Preston.

The speed restrictions are expected to be in place from start of service until 2pm and will help to ensure the safe running of trains.

For real-time updates visit journeycheck.com/northernrail or contact nationalrail.co.uk on 08457 48 49 50.