Liveblogging as the Settle-Carlisle line reopened

Friday 31 March 2017

A day of live coverage for the reopening of a flood-damaged railway line.

I was in charge of BBC Cumbria Live on the day that the Settle to Carlisle line fully reopened to passenger trains for the first time in 13 months.

A landslip at Eden Brows near Armathwaite had moved 500,000 tonnes of earth underneath the track.

The live page covered all the day’s activities celebrating the reopening including a visit from the Flying Scotsman.