Trains going through Walkden this morning are being diverted/cancelled due to the theft of important signalling cable near Walkden. This is currently set to affect services from Manchester Victoria, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Walkden, Atherton, Daisy Hill, Hindley and Wigan Wallgate.
Northern are currently looking to rectify the issue which causes hours of delays every year. The cabling can fetch a good scrap price although scrap dealers caught handling the stolen goods will face a severe penalty.
Network Rail tweeted: