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Major delays between Preston and Ormskirk after level crossing crash

Posted on - 5th September, 2023 - 12:11pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston Railway Station, South Ribble News, Transport
The tractor and train at the crossing Pic: British Transport Police

Major delays to rail services between Preston and Ormskirk are being experienced due to a crash at a level crossing.

The crash is understood to be at the Bee Lane junction near Penwortham.

A train, a 9.46am Ormskirk to Preston service, and tractor are involved in the collision.

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Northern is warning of disruption on the line until early afternoon on Tuesday (5 September).

A statement for the rail firm said: “Train services are unable to call at stations between Preston and Ormskirk in both directions.

“To assist customers to complete their journey, road transport has been provided between Preston and Ormskirk in both directions calling at Croston, Rufford, Burscough Junction and Preston.”

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