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Major rail disruption after man hit by train near Leyland

Posted on - 7th February, 2017 - 7:41am | Author - | Posted in - News, Transport
A Northern train service at Preston Station Pic: darrener24d
A Northern train service at Preston Station Pic: darrener24d

Preston train passengers have seen their journeys affected this morning after a death on the line near Leyland.

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A man died after being struck by a train around 5.30am.

Delays of up to 90 minutes and cancellations are being experienced from Preston Station after emergency services dealt with the incident.

All lines have now reopened and delays are expected until 9am on Tuesday (7 February).

Buses have been drafted in to supplement train services.

Read more: Preston reacts to Virgin Trains ‘stupid’ decision over ticket row

Travel advice:

TransPennine Express customers may use Virgin Trains services on any reasonable route.

Virgin Trains customers may use Northern services between Wigan North Western and Manchester Piccadilly.

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