A Government minister and his department boss are due to face a grilling from MPs over the fiasco surrounding the West Coast rail franchise.
Rail operator Virgin has been asked to continue running the troubled West Coast Main Line for another few months.
The Government is about to give an 18-month contract to Virgin to carry on running services on the West Coast Main Line.
British Transport Police are investigating after a person died after apparently being hit by a train.
The West Coast Mainline is suspended after the collision near Chorley in Lancashire.
Buses are taking passengers between Preston and Wigan North Western.