Preston trains may be delayed or cancelled after electric wire damage

Trains on a major route may be delayed or cancelled this morning after overhead electric wires were damaged, says National Rail Enquiries.

Tuesday, 6th March 2018, 5:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th March 2018, 8:00 am
Train users have been warned to expect delays

Travellers using the Preston and Manchester Piccadilly / Wigan North Western routes have been warned to expect disruption.

Affected train companies include Northern, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains.

A Network Rail spokesman said in a statement: "Damage to the overhead electric wires between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly / Wigan North Western is causing disruption to journeys between these stations.

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"Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

"A normal service is expected to resume by 07:30."

Travellers are advised to check before they travel.

An update at 7.33am advised customers that following the damage to the overhead electric wires, trains are now able to run normally.