All trains running through Preston railway station cancelled or delayed as police deal with 'emergency incident'

Train services running through Preston were cancelled or delayed as police dealt with an “emergency incident”.

By Sean Gleaves
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 4:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 7:35 pm

Emergency services were called to an incident near Preston railway station at around 2.40pm on Wednesday, May 25.

British Transport Police later confirmed the incident involved the welfare of a man.

All lines were blocked as a result, meaning trains running through Preston were either cancelled or severely delayed.

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“Officers are on scene working to bring the incident to a safe conclusion,” a spokesman for BTP said.

At 4pm, National Rail confirmed all lines had reopened after the man had been returned to a position of safety.

Passengers were warned services could still be cancelled or delayed by 60 minutes, with “major disruption” expected to last until approximately 7.30pm.

Road transport was requested by National Rail to help customers affected by the disruption.

Emergency services were called to an incident near Preston railway station on May 25.

The routes affected by the incident were:

Avanti West Coast

- Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Blackpool North and London Euston

- Northern

- Blackpool North / Windermere / Barrow-in-Furness and Manchester Airport

- Blackburn and Preston

- Blackpool North and Liverpool Lime Street / Hazel Grove / York

- Blackpool South / Colne / Liverpool Lime Street / Ormskirk and Preston

- TransPennine Express

- Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport

- Glasgow Central and Liverpool Lime Street