Wigan to Preston trains cancelled or delayed after person struck by train
British Transport Police said one person was sadly struck by a train in Wigan.
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A person has died after being struck by a train at Wigan.
The incident happened at Wigan North Western this morning (4 November). Rail passengers in Preston, Blackpool and Wigan face delays following the incident. Lines were blocked between Preston and Liverpool Lime Street while emergency services were at the scene.
A British Transport Police spokesman said: “We were called to Wigan station at 11.21am this morning following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended, however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are currently working to identify the deceased and inform their next of kin.
“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Operator Northern said train services running to and from these stations – as well as services at Blackpool and Wigan – will be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes. Disruption is expected until at least 2.30pm.
Road transport has been requested to run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western in both directions and Wigan North Western and Preston in both directions. Northern advises that journey times will be extended by 40 minutes whilst travelling by Rail Replacement transport.
What services are affected?
Train services are unable to run between the following stations:
- Preston and Liverpool Lime Street in both directions
- Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street in both directions
- Train services from Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Preston and start from Preston towards Blackpool North.