Walsden flooding - East Lancs passengers asked to check before they travel on 27 Dec: Flooding Walsden 1

Saturday 26 Dec 2015

Walsden flooding - East Lancs passengers asked to check before they travel on 27 Dec

Region & Route:
| North West & Central

Severe rain fall in East Lancashire has led to flooding on the railway in the Walsden area which may affect services due to start up after the Christmas period tomorrow. Passengers are being asked to check before they travel to see if their journey is affected.

A Network Rail spokesperson said: "The railway at Walsden is currently under several inches of water. No train services were planned for today so it's not causing any disruption to journeys.  However, ahead of the planned return after the Christmas period tomorrow, our engineers are monitoring the situation carefully and will need to assess early tomorrow morning if the water has subsided enough to enable us to run trains safely in the morning.

"I would urge anyone who is planning to travel by rail in the area tomorrow to check with National Rail Enquiries www.nationalrail.co.uk or their train operator before they set off to check the latest situation and if their journey may be affected."  


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