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CUMBRIAN COAST - Posted: May 6, 2020 - 10:22 AM Quote and reply
NETWORK RAIL says the Cumbrian Coast line should be fully open again by the end of this month, after a three-month repair programme to replace a bridge which was damaged by heavy weather. The collective impact of Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, which brought high tides, strong winds and heavy rain earlier this year, meant that a bridge at Parton had to be replaced. Since the storms, the line has been blocked between Whitehaven and Workington. While this section was closed the opportunity was taken to upgrade sea defences, which had originally been scheduled for attention later this year. However, the line between Millom and Sellafield will be closed in later June for nine days so that the track can be renewed at Eskmeals, near Ravenglass for Eskdale station.

The bridge is close to Parton Station round the corner to the south as seen in the photos.

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