Scaffolding collapse causes travel chaos

Credit: Warrington Guardian

Scaffolding erected over a railway bridge in Warrington collapsed overnight causing travel chaos for weekend commuters.

All trains between Warrington and Liverpool were cancelled on Sunday morning (8th Aug) after the scaffolding collapsed near Warrington Central Station.

Due to ongoing repair works a large span scaffolding bridge erected on Bewsey Street seems to have buckled and collapsed onto the railway line.

Local media report that the scaffold “fell in on itself early Sunday morning amid stormy conditions.”

Northern Rail laid on replacement buses throughout the day. A spokesman said: “Due to an obstruction near to the track, trains were unable to call at stations between Mossley Hill and Warrington Central.”

Several cranes were rushed to the site to help remove the scaffold. Disruption on the line continued until 7 pm on Sunday.