There are currently hectic scenes at Preston Railway Station as passengers await replacement coaches due to flooding on the line.Advertisement
Trains are not running between Preston and Lancaster as a result of flooding caused by heavy rain.
Reports from the scene indicate that there could be thousands queuing to catch the coach services, although the exact amount is unconfirmed.
Butler Street is currently closed to allow the replacement coach services to access the station. Virgin Trains has advised that more coaches are currently heading to the station.
There is currently no word on when services will resume.
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Customers have been advised they can use alternative ‘reasonable’ routes to get home and tickets will be accepted.
National Rail has also advised that coaches will be running between Preston and Carlisle while the line is closed.
A statement from Lancashire Police said: “Please be aware there is a road closure on at Butler Street Preston as you turn left off Corporation Street and Fishergate due to the severe flooding we are experiencing.
“Drivers are being requested to try and find an alternative route and avoid town centre where possible.”
A statement on the National Rail website says: “Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Preston and Lancaster, meaning trains cannot run between these stations.”
Must be 1000 people trying to get out of Preston station on to the bus!! Photo doesn’t do it justice pic.twitter.com/XktKBuJH1T
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