Trains cancelled between Barrow and Manchester Airport because of nuclear train
Last updated at 16:25, Thursday, 19 September 2013
Trains services between Barrow and Manchester Airport have been cancelled because of problems with removing a derailed nuclear train.
A spokesman for Network Rail said "technical issues" meant the train was still on the tracks between Roose and Barrow and couldn't be removed until tonight.
He said as a result they were down to one line and had no choice but to cancel services and this could continue tomorrow.
Those affected from Barrow are the 11.25am, 12.11pm, 1.25pm, 3.24pm and 5.21pm. Services canceled from the airport are the 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
Log onto www.nationalrail.co.uk to find alternative services and more information.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “The recovery of the train at Barrow is proving extremely challenging due to the location and the ground conditions in the area. One of the two lines into Barrow is open and limited services are operating along the line. We will be working throughout today and tomorrow to remove the train from the line as soon as possible and will confirm as soon as we can when we expect the second line to reopen.”
First published at 10:42, Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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It's a nuisance, and no doubt. It's messing up my sons travel to and from school, and it has made my journey down to Liverpool for a business meeting today rather difficult.HOWEVER, I would rather they took their time and did the job safely, than rushed through the repairs and recovery and end up with yet more delays later on.
Why cannot Southbound services be diverted north out of Barrow via Park South crossover and Dalton Junction ? This would add about 5 mins on the average journey time south from Barrow, Im informed that signalling staff are trained for this scenario, Or is it a case of 'Technical Issue's' prevent this simple solution.?
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