Network Rail is warning rail passengers of significant disruption after a landslip, caused by Storm Jorge, has meant that the West Coast Main Line near Warrington has had to close.
The southbound line at Dutton Viaduct has been closed while Network Rail carries out emergency repairs.
It is expected that the line will be closed for several days, causing severe disruption along the West Coast Main Line.
Three consecutive weekends of storms have left land saturated and means they are prone to landslips like this one.
With this being the West Coast Main Line, disruption may be seen as far as Glasgow / Edinburgh and London
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What did the officials say?
Tim Shoveller, managing director for Network Rail’s North West and Central region, said:
“Sorry to all passengers affected by this emergency line closure. Safety is our priority and the seriousness of this landslip means we’ve had no choice but to close one line at Dutton Viaduct. Our engineers will be working round the clock to make railway safe again for passengers.
“I’d urge anyone travelling on the West Coast main line or in the Merseyside area to check before they travel over the next few days as major disruption is expected. I thank people for their patience while we work as hard as we can to get the railway open again.”
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