Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport face long delays due to damaged overhead wires

The disruption is affecting services across Greater Manchester and beyond 

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Commuters in Greater Manchester face issues this morning on the railways. This is due to damaged overhead lines between Piccadilly and Stockport. 

The impact on services, according to National Rail, could be delays of up to 60 minutes. According to the live tracker, some services out of Piccadilly are currently delayed up to 30 minutes. 

The damaged lines have led to trains heading to Stoke, Chester and as far as London to be delayed. Services heading towards Blackpool and Newcastle are also delayed. 

The affected train operators are Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry East Midlands Railway Northern, TransPennine Express and Transport for Wales

According to National Rail, the disruption is expected until at least 11am. A spokesperson on their website said: “Some lines have now reopened following damage to the overhead wires between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport. However, whilst services recover, trains running between these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or cancelled.”