Train derailment causes cancellations between Wigan and Bolton

Rail services Wigan and Bolton have been majorly disrupted this morning (Tuesday) after a train was derailed.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 9:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:36 am
Wigan Wallgate train station

The engineering train came off the track near Westhoughton railway station at around 6am

Disruption is expected to last until at least 10am.

As a result, trains between Wigan and Bolton have either been cancelled or are being diverted through Atherton.

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National Rail has confirmed replacement bus services will be in place between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate.

Routes are affected between: Buxton/Huddersfield and Wigan Wallgate/Kirkby, between Manchester Victoria/Buxton and Wigan North Western and between Southport and Manchester Airport.