Virgin Trains can confirm that a serious incident took place earlier today near Lambrigg, north of Oxenholme in Cumbria.
The incident took place shortly after 20:00.
The train involved was the 17:15 from London Euston to Glasgow Central, operated by Virgin Trains.
Virgin Trains staff are currently working with the emergency services to ensure that those involved in this incident are given every assistance.
All Virgin Trains services between Preston and Carlisle have been suspended until further notice. Alternative arrangements for customers, using road vehicles, are being made. We advise passengers to ring National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 before commencing their journey.
An emergency services number for friends or relatives concerned about anybody travelling on the train will be issued as soon as possible.
Virgin Trains will keep you updated as we receive further information. Please see our website at www.virgintrains.com.
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