Train lines between Manchester and Liverpool closed due to Salford fire

There is disruption on the trains this morning due to the fire in Salford.

The services affected are:

  • Northern Rail between Manchester Victoria & Newton-le-Willows
  • First Transpennine Express between Manchester Piccadilly & Wigan North Western
  • Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly & Warrington Bank Quay
  • Disruption on Northern Rail between Manchester Victoria & Liverpool Lime Street

A number of rail replacement services have been put in place. Click here for the latest.

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