Liverpool

Toxteth train tunnel collapse investigated

Scene of the collapse in Toxteth
Image caption Emergency services were called to the scene at about 11:30 BST

An investigation is under way after a former train tunnel collapsed in Liverpool.

Emergency services were called to the site of the tunnel - built as part of the Liverpool Overhead Railway - in Park Road, Toxteth, at about 11:30 BST.

The section of tunnel which collapsed was being used by a garage built on the site of Dingle station.

It is not thought anyone was inside at the time and there are no reports of any injuries.

Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene and an investigation is being carried out.

The area was cordoned off and Park Road was closed at its junctions with Dingle Lane and Keddleston Street, but the area had reopened by 15:30 BST.

People living in four streets near the collapse were also advised to leave their homes, as the terraced houses were thought to have been built over the tunnel.

Residents of all but nine of the houses were later allowed to return.

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