Flying Scotsman has marked the reopening of the landslip-hit Settle-to-Carlisle rail line. The stretch at Eden Brows, between Carlisle and Armathwaite, had to be shut in February last year after 500,000 tones of earth moved. Network Rail underpinned the line by driving hundreds of concrete-filled steel piles into the bedrock. Paul Barnfield, regional director for train operator Northern, said the £23m project had been a 'mammoth task'.
The Settle-to-Carlisle line was closed for 13 months after a 500,000-tonne landslip.