The £80 million brand new station beset by problems
There is railway misery for Greater Manchester commuters this evening due to problems in Merseyside.
Northern has announced that its trains going to Headbolt Lane will terminate early tonight (November 20), at Wigan Wallgate. It means services will not stop at Pemberton, Orrell, Upholland, and Rainford.
"Due to an operational incident between Wigan Wallgate and Headbolt Lane the line is blocked," the train company said. "Services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or terminated at and started back from Wigan Wallgate. All stations between Wigan Wallgate and Headbolt Lane will not be served."
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Commuters heading west from Manchester city centre wanting to go to Headbolt Lane will have to get a TransPennine train to Liverpool Lime Street, and then a Merseyrail train out to Headbolt Lane. It added: "Ticket restrictions have been lifted for customers with Northern tickets to travel on any alternative service to Liverpool Lime Street / Southport so they can connect onto Merseyrail services."
Issues at Headbolt Lane have persisted since it opened on October 5, to the tune of £80 million, reports the Liverpool Echo. The station serves as the terminus for both Northern and Merseyrail services, with the latter using swanky new battery powered trains.
However, the new £500 million fleet isn't giving passengers good service, they said. Gareth Coates is lives close to the new train station. He said: "Headbolt Lane is my local station.
"I’ve only seen two battery