Emergency services on scene as incident causes disruption through Preston Station

Posted on - 25th May, 2022 - 4:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston Railway Station, Transport
The front of Preston Station Pic: Donna Clifford
Pic: Donna Clifford

Emergency services have been dealing with an incident that has caused major disruption through Preston Railway Station.


All lines were blocked for a period from around 3pm today (Wednesday 25 May), resulting in cancellations and delays.

The entrance to Miller Park by the Continental was also closed, with members of the public asked to take a different route by officers.

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Lancs Live reported that British Transport Police had been called to the station after reports of ‘concern for a man’.

At 4pm, a spokesperson for National Rail tweeted: “Lines have reopened through Preston as the emergency services are now safely clear of the line. Trains may continue to be delayed by 60 minutes or cancelled. Major disruption is expected until 17:45.”

The following routes have been affected:

  • Avanti West Coast between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Blackpool North and London Euston
  • Northern between Blackpool North / Windermere / Barrow-in-Furness and Manchester Airport, and between Blackburn and Preston, and between Blackpool North and Liverpool Lime Street / Hazel Grove / York, and also between Blackpool South / Colne / Liverpool Lime Street / Ormskirk and Preston
  • TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport and also between Glasgow Central and Liverpool Lime Street

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