Burscough Bridge landslip temporarily closed rail line between Wigan Wallgate and Southport


Burscough Bridge landslip temporarily closed rail line between Wigan Wallgate and Southport

by Danielle Thompson (October 2020)

A LANDSLIP meant that the rail line between Wigan and Southport had to be temporarily closed following a day of disruption caused by flooding.

Heavy rain, falling on already sodden ground resulted in fast-moving floods on Wednesday, October 6, particularly in the Wigan area. As the network was beginning to recover from the flooding, a new landslip near Burscough Bridge meant that it was impossible to operate trains between Wigan Wallgate and Southport. The railway between Wigan Wallgate and Southport was closed on Wednesday, October 7 but reopened to normal service on Thursday, October 8.

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