An announcement is due later on which company will run the West Coast mainline. The decision to award the franchise to FirstGroup was scrapped over "technical flaws" in the bidding process. The transport secretary will appear before MP's to explain the costly u-turn.
Services from Manchester Picadilly to Manchester Airport have been suspended after a man was was hit by a train at East Didsbury station.
The man who is thought to be in his fifties, was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary but was declared dead on arrival.
Trains are currently being diverted away from East Didsbury station with Northern Rail services going via Stockport and Wilmslow. Delays are currently running at up to 60 minutes and are expected to continue.
A man has died after being hit by a train at East Didsbury Station in Manchester.
A person has been hit by a train at East Didsbury.
Because of this, there are delays of up to 60 minutes between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. There is no current estimate for when a normal service will resume.