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Wall collapses on tracks at Liverpool Lime Street

A section of trackside wall has collapsed onto the railway at Liverpool Lime Street station blocking all four lines into the station and damaging overhead wiring equipment.

Network Rail said that there were no trains running in or out of the station after a section of trackside wall, loaded with concrete and cabins by a third party, collapsed sending rubble across all four lines, taking overhead wires with it.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: “No trains will be running in or out of Liverpool Lime Street for several days due to a trackside wall collapse on the approach to the station.

“Train customers are advised to check before they travel at nationalrail.co.uk for the latest information and with train operators.

“Five large containers, each holding many tonnes of material, have been stacked by a third party on elevated land beside the collapsed section of wall.

“With part of this land having given way, these containers need removing to make the cutting safe and prevent further slips.

“Only then can we get safe access to the tracks below and develop a plan for the clear-up and repairs.”

 

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