Queen Street is of course at the bottom of quite a gradient, so drainage must be an issue.Is there a problem with drainage at Glasgow Queen St or the approaches?
I have been delayed more than once due to flooding in the area.
Any plans known about curing it?
Without knowing about it, at a guess they might not of had a huge amount of buses, so it might of been better to turn them there and get them back along the route to Bolton, reducing the wait for the buses.Looks like a tough job especially with Leyland buses. Anyone know why these buses aren't extended to Preston where the bulk of travellers at this time are going? Or are we going to see a VT first with all services calling at Leyland to make up as well as a couple of Leyland terminators from the North? To me it looks like the only way.
The scarey thing is that they were running trains (albiet at walking pace) along the visible line last night!https://p.twimg.com/AwEZnxOCEAEUSlG.jpg:large
Picture posted by Network Rail on Twitter of the flooding and landslide on the ECML yesterday evening at Prestonpans.
Yeah, that's right by Carlisle Castle to the north of the station, just where the railway crosses the River Eden. As is the other Carlisle photo further up the thread.Hi all,
Firstly my thoughts are with any member of this forum who has been affected by the flooding on Friday night in parts of northern England.
The National Rail website informs there are no trains between Dumfries, Glasgow and Edinburgh to Carlisle. The NR site says water is as deep as 5m in places and have put up this photo as a link: going by the filename of the picture the photo seems to be from the Carlisle area:
Yes, I had imagined West Calder could get hit due to the way the drains and land lie. I've been to the station and through the area by car a good few times in, shall we say, varied weather!West Calder Station currently has a pump running at one end of the platform to stop water welling up from (what I presume to be) a field drain getting onto the track. The local council has agreed to sacrifice the playing fields in a nearby school so they are pumping the water onto them and they are getting pretty waterlogged now.
They were starting the pump while I was waiting for the train yesterday morning and even then there was standing water in the four foot near the drain - though that had cleared up today so the pump is doing the job..
This delayed quite a few people on their way to the Wenslydale Railway diesel gala as the 06:15 Kings Cross - Edinburgh was stuck outside Northallerton for about 40 minutes.According to NRE, animals on the line between Durham and Darlo. I'm gonna guess some cows escaping a flooding field!