Wigan rail journeys disrupted by heavy rain and flooding

Journeys from Wigan's railway stations are being affected by the adverse weather conditions.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 10:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 4:21 pm

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.

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Journeys from Wigan's railway stations are being affected by the adverse weather conditions

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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