Delays after two car smash on M61

A two-car smash on the M61 is causing delays this morning.
West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

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Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted are in the bottom five in the AirHelp ranking which looks at punctuality, quality and service at 76airports worldwide.

Manchester Airport among 'worst in the world' according to new ranking

Manchester airport has been placed among the worst 10 in the world, according to new rankings.
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Drivers are being warned of delays in the area. Pic: Highways England

Delays on M61 after crash

Drivers are being warned to "allow extra time" following a collision on the M61.

Normal traffic conditions are expected at around 12:30pm.
PIC: Motorway Cameras

Lane closed on southbound M6 after lamp post catches fire

A lane was closed on the southbound M6 after a lamp post caught fire, say Highways England.
Northern Rail services will be running in and out of Manchester Victoria from Tuesday

Manchester’s Victoria station set to reopen

Manchester’s Victoria station will reopen from tomorrow, it has been announced.

Marus Bridge junction

Only three 999 trips to busy junction

Emergency services have been called to a controversial junction known as an accident blackspot only a handful of times, we can reveal.

Manchester Victoria likely to remain closed for several days after Manchester Arena bomb

Manchester Victoria likely to remain closed for several days after Manchester Arena bomb

A number of services will be impacted on Wednesday May 24 due to the ongoing closure of Manchester Victoria station following Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, say Northern.

19 people have been killed in a suspected terrorist incident

Northern rail service changes following suspected terrorist incident at Manchester Arena

Northern has announced details of the services which will run to and from Manchester on Tuesday May 23.
RMT striking outside Wigan Wallgate station earlier this year

New rail strike as fares rise

Train passengers in Wigan will face a further day of strike action - and another hike in fares - as a safety row between a union and rail operators rumbles on.

Child safety zones around the city of Sheffield
Darnall area signs and roads
A 20mph zone sign

Half of drivers admit to speeding in 20mph zones

Road safety charity Brake is calling on Wigan drivers to slow down as a survey reveals nearly half of drivers admit to speeding in 20mph areas.

Wigan's roads are amongst some of the best in the country

Wigan’s roads are some of the best in the country

Wigan’s roads have deemed among the best in the country for the past decade, Government figures have revealed.

Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual

M6 closures to take place next week

The M6 is scheduled to close for two consecutive nights to allow essential work to be carried out to a footbridge, says a motorway service provider.
Motorists on their way home sparking complaints it was not cleared quickly enough. Picture submitted by reader

Anger at traffic hold-up

Angry motorists were left stranded after a van broke down close to a Marus Bridge supermarket causing huge tailbacks.

Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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All lanes re-opened after car flips in M6 Wigan rush-hour

All lanes re-opened after car flips in M6 Wigan rush-hour

Police say all lanes are now open after a car flipped on to its roof on the M6 near Orrell.

Long delays for drivers after manhole collapses

Long delays for drivers after manhole collapses

A collapsed manhole brought traffic chaos to miles of borough roads.

The tree fell on the route between Preston and Lancaster

Trains delayed after tree falls on electric wires

Some early morning train services may be delayed after a tree fell onto overhead electric wires, warns National Rail Enquiries.

Two lanes were closed as a result of the accident
Pic: Highways England

One lane closed on northbound M6 after accident

One lane is closed following an accident on the northbound M6 say Highways England.
Officers are warning drivers to approach the slip road to the M58 at junction 26 with caution.
Pic: Motorway Cameras

Broken down vehicle on northbound M6

A vehicle has broken down in a live lane on the northbound M6, say NW Motorway Police.

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