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Train cancellations to services between Rochdale and Todmorden

Date published: 08 February 2018

Update 17:00

All lines have now reopened. Train services running through these stations may still be cancelled or delayed.

Update: 11:39

Network Rail have advised that the building that has been damaged by the fire has now been inspected and deemed safe.

There is still debris on the railway line, affecting approximately 1/2 mile.

This will start to be removed at 12.00.

Train services will be able to run once the line has been cleared of any debris that would cause a danger to trains.

It now seems likely that trains will not run until at least 13.00 with a full service being implemented as soon as possible depending on train and crew displacement as a result of this incident.

Update: 9:30, Thursday 8 February

Due to a fire at a factory near the railway at Albert Royds Street, Rochdale, the line is closed between Rochdale and Todmorden in both directions. Road transport has been requested to replace services between these stations. 

Train services running through these stations will be cancelled or suspended between Rochdale and Todmorden. Disruption is expected until 12:00 Thursday 8 February.

Train services will run between Leeds and Todmorden.
Train services will run between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale.

Trains service from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria (via Todmorden) are currently suspended.

Buses will run in both directions as follows.

xx:00 1 x express and 1 x all stations service
xx:20 1 x express and 2 x all stations service
xx:40 1 x express and 2 x all stations service

Other coaches are available and are being used by staff to move customers as required.

Customers may travel via any reasonable route to complete the service.

Ticket acceptance is in place with:

Metrolink - Manchester to Rochdale.
First TransPennine Express - Manchester to Leeds.

It is expected this disruption will last until at least midday.

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