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TRAVEL: Disruption to rail services due to overrunning engineering works

Rail services in Lancashire and Cumbria are disrupted due to engineering works not being finished in time.

  • All lines are blocked between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District
  • Coaches have been requested to replace services at Lancaster, Preston, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith & Carlisle
  • Tickets for services between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District are being accepted on Virgin Trains East Coast, Scot Rail and Cross Country, via any reasonable route
  • Replacement bus services in place between Kendal, Windermere and Oxenholme

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TRAVEL: Heavy rain causes flash flooding across the North West

More flooding is expected across the region today following torrential downpours.

Roads have been closed after heavy rain caused flash flooding at the weekend. Credit: Neil Deakin

Flash floods are affecting the following roads in the North West:

  • Parts of the A530 Middlewhich road in Cheshire is closed
  • A5102 Bramhall Lane in Greater Manchester is closed

Flood alerts remain in place in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. United Utilities says it is trying to help everyone affected.

You can sign up for flood warnings on the Environment Agency's website and find the latest information on its Twitter account, @EnvAgencyNW. Alternatively, you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.

Rail services between Hazel Grove, Stockport, and Buxton are suspended until at least Wednesday. Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Replacement buses are running in place of Northern Rail services between Buxton and Hazel Grove in Stockport after a landslip at Middlewood station.

The line is not expected to reopen until Wednesday morning at the earliest.

The firm says it is working with Network Rail to return services to normal as soon as possible.

You can find regular updates or check your journey before traveling on the Journey Checkwebsite. You can also Tweet Northern Rail via @northernassist

Part of Mancunian Way's been closed since a sinkhole opened up after heavy rain last summer. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Mancunian Way is completely closed for two days before it fully reopens following repairs to a sinkhole that opened up last summer.

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