CUMBRIAN FLOOD DAMAGE

5 - 8 Dec 2015 + Jan 2016

Photos courtesy Network Rail Media Centre

 

27 Jan 2016

Network Rail assessing Track and Sea Wall damage

on the Cumbrian Coast line

 

PARTON

(between Whitehaven & Workington)

Network Rail closed the railway between Whitehaven and Workington

just after 2pm on Tuesday (26 January)

when the sea wall at Parton was breached by the sea in three places.

 
Sea Wall at Parton

The sea wall, which supports and protects the railway,

and around 700 yards of ballast – the heavy stone,

which provides the foundations for the railway track

 

was damaged by high tides

as Storm Jonas hit the Cumbrian coastline.

 

Ian Joslin from Network Rail said:

 

“Our structural experts are on site assessing the damage to the

sea wall and track caused by yesterday's storm

but are at the mercy of the tides for some parts of the assessment.

 

“Once the extent of the damage is clear

we will be able to plan the repairs

so we can safely re-open the line to passengers

as quickly as possible.”

 

 

December 2015

Debris strewn across the Caldew Viaduct north of Carlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flooding on the West Coast main line north of Carlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flooding on the West Coast main line north of Carlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mud covered and damaged track north of Carlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damage caused by floods on the railway north of Carlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flood damaged safety-critical electrical equipment north of Carlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flooding on the West Coast main line north of Carlisle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shap flood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAP landslip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryport landslip between Carlisle and Workington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landslip and flooding beyond Aspatria station between Carlisle and Workington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspatria landslip between Carlisle and Workington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flooding beyond Aspatria station between Carlisle and Workington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspatria floods

 

Also of possible interest

if not already visited

 

FLOODING AT WHALLEY

Boxing Day 2015

by

Brian Haworth

 

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RAILWAY FLOODING

Boxing Day 2015

at

Walsden, Llanryst, Gooseholme, Carlisle,

Armathwaite, Dover-Folkestone & Kirkstall

Courtesy Network Rail