Updated railway statement following partial collapse at Northwich station - 3.10pm

Following the partial collapse of the station building at Northwich earlier today (Tuesday 18 May) Northern and Network Rail have issued the following:

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We are working with Cheshire Fire and Rescue service after a partial building collapse at Northwich station. Fortunately, no one has been injured.

"It’s too early to say what caused this. Investigations are under way and the station is closed.”

A spokesperson for Northern added: “As a result of the ongoing incident at Northwich services on the Mid Cheshire Line are facing delays and cancellations. Trains are operating between Manchester Piccadilly and Plumley.

“Rail replacement road transport has been arranged for customers travelling between Plumley and Chester on the Mid Cheshire Line. Northern is also working with schools in the area to arrange transport for schoolchildren this afternoon.

“Anyone planning to travel in the area today should check National Rail Enquiries for the most up-to-date information.”

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

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