Signal fault causing rail disruption from Wigan North Western

Wigan North Western station
Wigan North Western station

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.