Manchester trains facing delays and cancellations as ‘trespassers …

Rail passengers heading to and from Greater Manchester faced delays and cancellations ahead of rush hour due to trespassers. TransPennine Express[1] said passengers could expect disruption on the line between Stalybridge[2] and Huddersfield.

Disruption lasted until after 11am today (September 7) due to the incident at Marsden, near Saddleworth. A spokesperson for TransPennine Express wrote on X (formerly Twitter): "Please be aware that due to trespassers on the railway between #Stalybridge and #Huddersfield all lines are blocked.

"Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 08:45 07/09."

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In a further update, TransPennine Express said: "Services will divert where possible via Hebden Bridge, and ticket acceptance is in place with Northern. Road replacement transport is being requested to run between Huddersfield and Manchester Piccadilly in both directions."

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