Severe weather conditions continue to impact on Northern’s ability to operate services in the North West.
Delays and short notice cancellations are likely for the rest of Sunday as a band of heavy rain remains across the region.
Localised flooding is likely to create problems on a number of routes – although in some cases the flood waters may subside quickly.
Northern customers are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead – up to the last minute – for all rail travel in the North West.
Status at 4.30pm on Sunday 29 September
- Trains between Blackpool North and Preston are suspended following reports of floodwater on the line in the Poulton le Fylde area
- Flooding at Culcheth Farm (pictured above), between Newton le Willows and Manchester, means trains are running at reduced speeds in the area
- There are lineside equipment issues between Summit and Dean Royd tunnels – towards Manchester Victoria which may cause delays
- Flooding at New Lane is affecting services between Wigan and Southport with speed restrictions in place
- Trains are running at reduced speeds on the West Coast Mainline due to flooding in the Bay Horse area north of Preston
- Trains are running at reduced speeds at Hellifield because of flooding in the area
- Trains are running at reduced speeds between Leeds and Harrogate due to flooding
Services between Sheffield and Manchester affected by flooding at Edale – no services to Manchester and speed restriction towards Sheffield
- Possible flooding near to Kirkstall Forge – conditions are being monitored
Speed restrictions remain in place on many parts of the network as a precaution.