Bricks crash onto railway station platform after roof and wall collapse

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The station was closed following the incident (Northwich fire station/PA)
The station was closed following the incident (Northwich fire station/PA)

A large number of bricks crashed onto a railway station platform when a roof and wall collapsed.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue said the incident at Northwich station happened at 10.29am on Tuesday.

No-one was injured, but rail services were severely disrupted as debris blocked the adjacent line.

Network Rail’s infrastructure delivery manager Allan Gibbs-Monaghan said: “We’re sorry to passengers affected by the partial building collapse at Northwich station today.

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“Fortunately, no-one has been injured. It’s too early to say what caused this, but investigations are under way.

“Fire crews have now let the scene but the station remains closed.”

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Train operator Northern, which manages the station, said journey times would be extended by up to 40 minutes.

Passengers are being advised to check National Rail Enquiries before they travel.

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