MANCHESTER TRAINS: Delays expected this morning

Manchester, United Kingdom

VIJAY SHAH

 

Commuters using train services in Manchester (England) are being warned to expect delays when travelling due to a broken-down train in the area, the country’s National Rail train operator said this morning.

The disruption is occurring between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly stations. The broken-down train is in the process of being taken out of service, but all lines are currently blocked and passengers are being warned to expect cancellations, delays and revisions to the normal timetable until 10:00 am BST.

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As it has happened on part of the UK’s national railway network, the incident as Manchester has also impacted lines linking the city with Scotland, Wales and the north of England. The affected networks are the Northern, TransPennine Express and Transport for Wales. Although the disruption is expected to be fixed by 10 am, knock-on effects could persist for the rest of the day.

Travellers are encouraged to visit the National Rail Enquiries journey planner http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search?_ga=2.164246335.1639688209.1555143282-194204151.1554573977 or alternatively follow the latest news on the incident on Twitter with the hashtag #ManchesterAirport. Manchester Airport rail station was opened in 1993 and is located 9 3⁄4 miles (15.7 km) south of Manchester Piccadilly station on the Styal Line. It serves nearly five million passengers a year and also serves the local Metrolink light rail service along with countrywide trains affected by today’s disruption.

SOURCES:

Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984

National Rail, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/nationalrailenq

“Disruption between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport expected until 10:00” – National Rail Enquiries (13 April 2019) http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/218687.aspx

“Manchester Airport station” – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Airport_station

IMAGE CREDIT:

“TQ2982 : The Manchester train, Platform 6, Euston Station” – N Chadwick, geograph (21 March 2009) https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1217143 © Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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