Emergency incident by the railway tracks blocks the rail line near Preston

An “emergency incident” near the railway tracks blocked the rail line between Preston and Bolton earlier this morning (Saturday, May 6).
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At 10:30am, Northern tweeted: “Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident near the railway between Preston and Bolton the line is blocked.

“Services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or diverted.”

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Northern confirmed the line had reopened at 12:03pm, adding “Services running through these stations are returning to normal but some services will still be cancelled or delayed.”

Our photographer reports seeing no activity near the railtrack on Factory Lane at 12:00pm on Saturday, May 6.Our photographer reports seeing no activity near the railtrack on Factory Lane at 12:00pm on Saturday, May 6.
Our photographer reports seeing no activity near the railtrack on Factory Lane at 12:00pm on Saturday, May 6.

Residents reported seeing emergency services activity on Factory Lane in Penwortham sometime after 10am.

British Transport Police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have been approached for comment.