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Reds fans stuck after train derails in Cheshire

Virgin Trains have apologised for the mishap and advised supporters, going to the Carling Cup final, to make other plans.

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LIVERPOOL FANS TRAVELLING to this afternoon’s Carling Cup final at Wembley by train face the prospect of being stuck on Merseyside.

This follows the derailment of an engineering train in Cheshire overnight.

Virgin Trains issued a statement saying that the lines between Liverpool and Crewe, and Warrington and Crewe, are blocked and has recommended that anyone travelling to the Reds’ clash with Cardiff in London should drive to Crewe, Stafford or Stoke and take the train from there.

A Virgin spokesman said: “Due to the derailment of an engineering train at Winsford overnight, the line between Liverpool and Crewe and Warrington and Crewe is blocked.

“Due to the high number of passengers intending to travel from Liverpool/Runcorn to London for the football at Wembley it is recommended that if possible they consider driving to Crewe, Stafford or Stoke stations and use the rail services from there.

“Coaches will also be provided to connect Liverpool and Crewe and Runcorn and Stafford. Virgin Trains apologises for the disruption and is doing everything it can to minimise the major disruption caused by the derailment.”

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