There’s long delays on trains between Manchester and London this morning – some services are being cancelled – Manchester Evening News



Signalling problems at Cheadle Hulme have led to long delays on trains between Manchester and London this morning.

Several services on the West Coast Main Line are being cancelled, while others are running up to 45 minutes late.

It’s also led to delays on trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham, Piccadilly and Stoke, Alderley Edge and Wigan and Manchester and Cardiff.

Delays are expected to last until 1pm.

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The operators affected are Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, Northern and Transpennine Express.

Replacement buses are running between Stockport and Crewe, which is expected to add an hour on to the journey, and Wilmslow and Manchester Airport.

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A statement on the National Rail Enquiries website says: “A fault with the signalling system at Cheadle Hulme is causing disruption to journeys between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe/Stoke on Trent.

“Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.”

A statement on the Avanti West Coast website says: “Due to a fault with the signalling system at Stockport some lines are blocked.

“Train services running through this station may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 1pm.”