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Network Rail engineers have been pumping out flood water, repairing landslip damage and clearing out and strengthening drainage channels after the heavy rain at Burscough in West Lancashire yesterday (Tuesday 6 October).
Lines remain closed while teams work to make the railway safe for passengers.
“We’re sorry to passengers who continue to be impacted by the flooding between Wigan and Southport. Making the railway safe is our number one priority and my teams are working as fast as they can to get trains running again. I’d urge passengers to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk while we restore the railway after the recent relentless weather.”
- Services between Alderley Edge and Southport will operate between Alderley Edge and Parbold
- Services between Stalybridge and Southport will operate between Stalybridge and Wigan Wallgate.
- Rail replacement buses will operate between Wigan Wallgate and Southport – there will be no through train services.
“We’re doing all we can, in partnership with colleagues at Network Rail, to keep our customers on the move. We’re operating trains where possible and have a good bus service in place to make sure travel between Wigan and Southport can carry on.
“The recent wet weather has caused significant problems for our customers in and around Wigan and I’d, again, like to thank them for their continued patience and understanding.”