Major disruption to train services to Manchester after derailment in Eccles

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.
Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

The delays are affecting trains run by the operators Northern and Arriva Trains Wales and First Transpennine Express.

According to National Rail Enquiries the affected routes are:-

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Leeds / York / Newcastle - Liverpool Lime StreetManchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime StreetManchester Piccadilly - Liverpool Lime StreetManchester Piccadilly – Preston / Blackpool NorthManchester Piccadilly – Chester / Llandudno / HolyheadManchester Piccadilly – Edinburgh / GlasgowManchester Piccadilly – Barrow / WindermereManchester Airport - Liverpool Lime Street / Southport / Blackpool North

Travellers are being advised that a ticket acceptance is in place and travellers may use their rail tickets on the following alternative routes:

Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly / Chester / Warrington Bank Quay / Wigan North Western and CreweEast Midlands Trains and TransPennine Express services between Warrington Central and Manchester PiccadillyNorthern via any reasonable route

Disruption is expected to last until 1pm.

For more information please see here.