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Trains stopped by points failure

Trains have been out of service between Preston and Ormskirk because of a points failure
Trains have been out of service between Preston and Ormskirk because of a points failure

Early commuters between Preston and Ormskirk were left frustrated this morning as train services were cancelled because of a points failure.

The line serves Croston, Rufford and Burscough Junction and links with Merseyrail trains into Liverpool at Ormskirk.

A tweet from trains operator Northern said: “Due to a points failure between Preston and Ormskirk all lines are blocked.”

Services were expected to be restored by 8.30am.