RAILWAY services on the Cumbrian coast line will be affected by engineering work for the next six weeks.

Trains between Silecroft and Bootle will be replaced by buses on Sunday, January 6 and for each following Sunday up to February 10, and passengers are advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

The work is part of a £3m upgrade which will involve the replacement of 5,000 yards of ageing and worn out track and help remove a temporary speed restriction currently in place on older sections of the track.

Passengers should check before travelling at www.nationalrail.co.uk.