Crewe Railway Station Evacuated Due To Roof Damage

Crewe Railway Station was evacuated earlier tonight due a portion of the roof being blown away by severe winds.

All passengers and staff were safely evacuated from the station, a fire was also reported to have broken out on platform 8 but has now been dealt with by emergency services.
Some materials had been blown onto the overhead live electric cables, crews set up a cordon while the cables were earthed.
Rail staff then removed the materials and the cordon was lifted.

Virgin trains are busy working with police and have made the decision to re-open the station at 7.20pm when it was fully inspected and deemed safe.
Services are not all yet fully returned to normal so please check with the operators before travel.

Lots of rail companies across the North West are advising people not to travel tonight due to lots of incidents that have taken place across the rail network.

The British Transport Police were busy working with train operators and local police forces to find shelter for those people evacuated from stations across the network.
They deployed officers at the station to help passengers and rail staff.

Virgin Trains says services have returned to normal following last night’s storms.

Crewe Station

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