March 23, 2018

Manchester's Piccadilly Station Closed As Protesters Storm Tracks

12 March 2018, 02:41 | Pamela Mathis

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Rail services through one of the UK's busiest train stations were halted this afternoon after protesters stormed onto the track.

'Protesters are on the tracks at the station and attempting to climb overhead line equipment'. This is due to protesters on the track'.

Trains may be amended, cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes as services return to normal.

Witnesses say some passengers were in tears and faced long delays getting out of the station, which is now closed.

British Transport Police are at the scene.

'Train services running to and from this station may be cancelled, delayed or terminated at and started back from Stockport'.

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"We will continue to maintain a police presence at this station and at other stations across the rail network", he added.

The National Rail said there was only one exit now functioning at the station as police were addressing the chaos caused by the protesters.

Meanwhile, many passengers reacted on social media platforms to the protest targeting Manchester Picadilly Station.

Police have successfully dealt with a large protest outside London Kings Cross station and the station has now been reopened.

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