Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, October 09, 2015
Trains disrupted in West Cumbria this morning
Rail commuters in West Cumbria have had serious problems on the trains this morning.
A signal problem in the Sellafield area meant Northern Rail was forced to cancel all services between Millom and Whitehaven shortly after 6am.
The signal problem was revolved by about 7.50am, but knock-on effects have continued to cause problems for rail users.
A number of earlier trains were cancelled, while others have been delayed by up to an hour.