Landslip cancels trains between Liverpool and Manchester

Train tracks The embankment appears to have been washed away after wet weather

Cancellations and delays are affecting train services between Manchester and Liverpool after a line was closed due to a landslip.

Part of an embankment appears to have been washed away underneath the tracks at Glazebrook, near Warrington, after wet weather, Network Rail said.

Some trains have been diverted to an alternative line linking the two cities, via Newton-le-Willows.

Northern Rail and Transpennine Express trains are affected.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "Engineers are on site to investigate the problem, find out what caused it and put it right so we can get trains running again as soon as possible."

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