Signal fault causing rail disruption from Wigan North Western

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.
Wigan North Western stationWigan North Western station
Wigan North Western station

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;

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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.