Flood damage: the upshot – C2C open for business as usual, despite the chaos of Storm Desmond
The C2C is well and truly back in action and the new route out of Keswick now runs parallel with the A66 (that’s if you don’t opt for the steeper Castlerigg Stone Circle Route). The old rail track out of Keswick will probably be out of commission for another two years. The old route can be resumed by heading into Threlkeld by crossing the main road.
On a technical note, initial assessments identified a number of key issues from Keswick, at the A66 flyover, through to Threlkeld village. Following Storm Desmond two major bridge structures and approximately 200+ metres of track bed were washed away, two other railway brid