Network Rail are advising passengers to modify their journeys to and from Liverpool Lime Street after a section of wall collapsed, causing major disruption.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “No trains are running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street station after a section of trackside wall, loaded with concrete and cabins by a third party, collapsed, sending rubble across all four lines and taking overhead wires with it.
“Early indications suggest train services will not resume for several days while extensive clear-up and repairs take place to make the location safe.”
Network Rail have advised that normal services may not resume until Monday, 6 March at the earliest: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/158800.aspx
The following routes have been affected:
- East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham / Norwich
- London Midland between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street
- Northern between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria
- TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough / Newcastle
- Virgin Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston
The following services are terminating at Liverpool South Parkway:
- Northern Trains
- London Midland
- Trans Pennine Express
Merseyrail are advising anyone travelling to Ormskirk, Kirkby and Southport from Liverpool to use Moorfields station, as a high number of passengers will be using Liverpool Central station.
The incident, which took place between Liverpool Lime Street and Edge Hill, has blocked all four lines into the station. Overhead wiring equipment has also been damaged.
Passengers are advised to check alternative routes at the National Rail website. You can also call the Network Rail national helpline: 03457 11 41 41.