Wigan rail journeys disrupted by heavy rain and flooding
Journeys from Wigan's railway stations are being affected by the adverse weather conditions.
Rail continues to fall on already sodden ground and has flooded the tracks in many areas, causing delays and cancellations.
The forecast is for persistent rain throughout today (Wednesday) and further flooding is expected.
Journeys from Wigan Wallgate to Salford Crescent are facing disruption, while a number of lines have seen services suspended, including journeys between Kirby and Wigan Wallgate.
Weather-related issues are current impacting services on the following routes with trains suspended:
Maryport - Carlisle - suspended for remainder of day
Skipton - Carlisle - suspended for remainder of day
Manchester - Newton le Willows
Rotherham Central - all locations suspended for remainder of day
Blackburn - Clitheroe
Kirkby - Wigan Wallgate
Warrington Central - Liverpool Lime Street
Altrincham - Chester
Wigan - Southport
There is also disruption to services on the following routes:
Leeds - Manchester
Manchester Victoria - Walsden
Sowerby Bridge – Rochdale
Bradford Interchange - Halifax
Wigan - Salford Crescent
Rail replacement buses ae in operation on many of the affected routes, though these may also be impacted by the difficult conditions.
A spokesperson for Northern said: “The adverse weather is having a significant impact on our ability to operate services across many parts of the north west.
“We are working closely with colleagues at Network Rail to get our services up and running as soon as possible. In the meantime, we’re asking customers who need to make essential journeys to check carefully before travelling.
The spokesperson added: “The difficult conditions are being experienced across a large part of our network and customers planning to travel today should be aware that any journeys could be affected and they should allow extra time for travel.”
For up-to-the-minute information about rail services please visit National Rail Enquiries or @Northernassist on Twitter.
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