Engineering works run over into tonight – no trains after 21.15

July 29, 2013

The old mechanical signals were removed during Sunday’s engineering works and the Walkden line should now fully controlled by electronic signals.

However things have not gone entirely to plan and today’s services have been disrupted as a result. Network Rail now intend to take over the line again tonight to finish the job. A leaflet handed out at Victoria this evening states:

In order for Network Rail to complete the outstanding work, the Atherton route will be closed from 21.15 with all services diverted via Bolton. Replacement road transport will be provided at Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate stations to cover the affected stations.

Network Rail has advised this work will be completed and normal service will be resumed from 06.00 tomorrow morning.

For all of us affected by the delays today, let’s hope that turns out to be correct.




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