Wigan North Western-Preston & Manchester Airport trains delayed after person struck by train
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A person died after being struck by a train between Preston and Wigan North Western stations this morning (21 July).
The collision took place about 3.30am near Wigan.
Emergency services attended the scene. British Transport Police said: “British Transport Police were called to the line near Wigan at 3.34am today (21 July) following reports of a casualty on the tracks.
“Paramedics also attended and sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Officers are currently working to identify the full circumstances behind their death.”
National Rail has advised customers that delays were expected to services until around 10am today.
"If you’ve been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.”
A number of routes have been affected, including:
- the Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Lancaster
- the Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Inverness
- the Northern service between Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness
British Transport Police have been approached for comment.