Passengers Thanked After Emergency West Coast Main Line Repairs Between Wigan and Preston

Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Network RailPassengers are being thanked for their patience after overhead wire damage forced the West Coast main line to close between Wigan and Preston this morning.



Network Rail staff working on the railway line noticed the problem at 3am today (Tuesday March 17).



To fix the 25,000 volt cables which power trains, the railway had to be closed between Wigan and Preston, affecting travel to Liverpool and Glasgow.



The track reopened shortly after 11am today after the overnight work to repair the cables on Europe’s busiest mixed-use passenger and freight railway line.



Phil James, Network Rail’s route managing director for the North West, said: “I am really sorry to passengers who were disrupted by the damage to the overhead wires in Euxton. The line has reopened now the issue has been fixed.



“Please continue to visit National Rail Enquiries or speak to your train operator whilst services get back to normal. Thank you for your patience.”


Source:- Network Rail

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