Northern issues updated statement following Northwich station collapse

Earlier today part of the station building collapsed at Northwich station. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Following the incident, trains have been unable to call at the station, which has caused significant disruption for our customers in the area.

Network Rail is carrying out a full investigation into what happened alongside the regulator, the Office for Rail and Road, but the priority for now is to make the station safe and operational as soon as possible.

Part of the station building will be demolished tonight (Tuesday 18 May) and the site fully cleared during tomorrow.

Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We plan to operate rail services on the Mid Cheshire Line on Wednesday (19 May) using a goods line to bypass Northwich station. A shuttle bus will be in place in and around Northwich to keep our customers in the area connected to the rail network. Anyone planning to travel on the Mid Cheshire Line should check with National Rail Enquiries for up-to-date information as the incident may still have an impact on the rail network.”

Chris added: “I’d like to thank our customers in Cheshire for their ongoing patience and understanding and I’d also like to thank those who responded to the incident for their help and assistance during what has been an extremely difficult day for all involved.”

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