UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.
Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.

The line between Manchester and Eccles / Salford Crescent has now reopened.

Delays are however, still affecting trains run by the operators Northern and Arriva Trains Wales and First Transpennine Express.

According to National Rail Enquiries the affected routes are:-

Leeds / York / Newcastle - Liverpool Lime Street
Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street
Manchester Piccadilly - Liverpool Lime Street
Manchester Piccadilly – Preston / Blackpool North
Manchester Piccadilly – Chester / Llandudno / Holyhead
Manchester Piccadilly – Edinburgh / Glasgow
Manchester Piccadilly – Barrow / Windermere
Manchester Airport - Liverpool Lime Street / Southport / Blackpool North

Travellers are being advised that a ticket acceptance is in place and travellers may use their rail tickets on the following alternative routes:

Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Chester / Warrington Bank Quay / Wigan North Western and Crewe
East Midlands Trains and TransPennine Express services between Warrington Central and Manchester Piccadilly
Northern via any reasonable route

Disruption is expected to last until 1pm.

For more information please see here.

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