Due to a fault with the signalling system near to Deansgate station there is currently major disruption to train services to and from Manchester – particularly to the north of the city on routes to Wigan, Bolton, Preston and Blackpool.
The impact on services this morning is as follows:
Wigan NW – Alderley Edge and return services are suspended with the exception of peak trains;
Blackpool North – Manchester Airport services will terminate at Preston;
Manchester Airport – Blackpool North services will start at Preston;
Liverpool Lime Street – Crewe services will divert and terminate at Manchester Victoria with a Manchester Piccadilly – Crewe service operating via Styal;
Crewe – Liverpool Lime Street services will terminate at Piccadilly. A Manchester Victoria – Liverpool service will run.
Network Rail staff are currently on site assessing the problem and we will provide further updates as soon as they have them.