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Train derails after Cumbria landslide


A train has derailed this morning following a landslide in Cumbria.

The two carriage passenger train struck a landslide near to Nethertown, south of Caulderton in West Cumbria, at 6.45 am.

The train remained upright and there were no injuries to any passengers or staff.

The train was travelling towards Sellafield and had employees of the nuclear facility on board.

A recovery train is being sent, which the passengers will transfer to and be brought into Sellafield where a reception centre has been established.

Cumbria Police, along with officers from the British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and other emergency services, are in attendance.