TRAIN OFF TRACKS Passenger train derails sparking major chaos as travellers are urgently evacuated

A PASSENGER train has derailed sparking major chaos this morning.

Travellers were urgently evacuated from carriages on the Northern Rail service.

Travellers were rushed off carriages on a Northern railway train
Travellers were rushed off carriages on a Northern railway trainCredit: Twitter

The train, which was travelling towards Barrow, Cumbria, came off the tracks near Grange-over-Sands.

Four customers and four staff members were on it at the time.

No one was injured during the incident, the train company said.

All lines between Barrow-in-Furness and Lancaster, Lancashire, are now blocked - including routes to and from Manchester Airport.Commuters can expect disruption until the end of the day.

Northern's regional director, Craig Harrop, said: “We are focusing on supporting colleagues and customers who were involved in the incident and on minimising the disruption this incident will cause to other services.

"We're working closely with Network Rail and others to understand more about what happened."

Ticket restrictions have been lifted meaning passengers with passes can now hop on other trains, such as Transpennine Express and Avanti.

Travellers are however being urged to reconsider their journeys and only travel if necessary.

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