Train lines blocked as woman on tracks ‘taken to safety’

Date published: 06 September 2019

Railway lines between Rochdale and Manchester Victoria were blocked due to a trespasser on the line yesterday afternoon (Thursday 5 September).

British Transport Police were called to Mills Hill Station, Middleton, at 1.30pm, following concerns for a woman.

A spokesperson for British Transport Police said: “Officers were called to an area of railway near Oldham Road, Middleton.

“Officers searched the area, located the woman and took her to a place of safety.”

The line was reopened at around 2.30pm, with delays of up to 60 minutes.

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