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Long delays for drivers after manhole collapses

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

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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.

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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.
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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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Members of The Lowton East Neighbourhood Development Forum (LENDF) at the former Kenyon junction rail station.
 Left to right coun James Grundy, Ed Thwaite, Ray Bent and landowner John Fallon

New hopes for railway station

Hopes are rising that plans to reconnect parts of the borough to the rail network have moved a small step closer.

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Crash causing delays on M6 at Haydock

Crash causing delays on M6 at Haydock

A crash on the southbound M6 at Haydock has been causing delays tonight.

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Driver escapes with minor injuries after car lands on its side

Driver escapes with minor injuries after car lands on its side

A car landed on its side on the hard shoulder after the driver lost control on the motorway.

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Wigan North Western

Extra trains put on during strike action to help Grand National-goers get home

Revelers returning to Wigan after the Grand National will benefit from extra train services.

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David Pipe believes Randox Health Grand National favourite Vieux Lion Rouge "ticks a lot of the boxes" ahead of the world's greatest steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday

Grand National travel trouble for passengers on strike day

Rail passengers heading to one of the region’s biggest sports fixtures will face major disruption after timetables for a day of strike action this weekend were revealed.

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Wigan Council accepts just under 50 per cent of appeals

Half of parking ticket challenges succeed

The likelihood of getting off a parking fine depends on which area of the country drivers get a ticket, with some councils approving as few as one in 10 challenges while others accept nearly every appeal.

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The junction at Marus Bridge

More work on blackspot road junction

More roadworks will be carried out this weekend at an accident-prone Wigan junction.

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Driver-only dispute talks break down

Driver-only dispute talks break down

There was more misery for Wigan commuters after talks aimed at resolving a dispute at one of the rail companies embroiled in a row about driver-only trains broke down.

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The accident happened between junctions 6 for Horwichand 5 for West Houghton.

UPDATE: Lane closed on southbound M61 after accident

One lane was closed on the M61 southbound after a vehicle and a trailer hit the central reservation.
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Two cars crashed on Wednesday night

Cars damaged in another crash at Marus Bridge junction

Two cars were damaged in another crash at a controversial junction.

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Firefighters were called to the motorway

Lorry blaze leads to delays on motorway

Drivers faced delays this morning when a lorry caught fire during rush hour.

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Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.

Passengers urged to 'check before you travel' as strike hits north west trains

Train users are urged to check before they travel today as strike hits services across the north west.
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The M6 was closed after the crash

Motorway shut after car hits central reservation

Part of the M6 motorway had to be closed when a car crashed into the central reservation.

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M6 closed following crash

M6 closed following crash

Both carriageways of the M6 have been closed following an accident involving two lorries.

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Thetrain operator expects to run around980 services across their entire network - around 40% of their usual service.

Less than half of Northern trains to run on strike day

Train services across the north west are likely to be severely disrupted as members of the RMT strike over the introduction of driver only operation.
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A section of trackside wall collapsed sending 200 tonnes of debris across the four lines

Liverpool Lime Street station to reopen tomorrow

Liverpool Lime Street station will reopen to trains tomorrow – 24 hours ahead of schedule, say Network Rail.
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