Adlington Lancs flooding

Widespread disruption likely across North West England - Saturday into Sunday (updated 3pm on Saturday)

Severe weather conditions are impacting on Northern's ability to operate services in the North West.

Delays and short notice cancellations are likely for the rest of Saturday and into Sunday as a band of heavy rain sweeps across the region.

Localised flooding is making some routes unusable - although in some cases the flood waters are subsiding quickly.

Northern customers are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead - up to the last minute - for all rail travel in the North West.

Status at 3pm on Saturday 28 September

The line between Lancaster and Skipton remains closed at Bentham following a mudslip earlier today. It is unlikely the line will be re-opened before Sunday morning.

Speed restrictions are in place on many parts of the network as a precaution.

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

Media Manager


01904 568652

07795 008693


Notes to editors


Northern's Customer Promise provides for compensation to customers who are delayed by 15 minutes or longer on their journey.

Customers can claim Delay Repay if one of our trains is late or cancelled and, as a result, they get to their destination station more than 15 minutes later than scheduled.

Any customer who wants to make a claim under our delay repay initiative should retain any travel tickets and complete the delay repay form which is available here.