Fresh rail strikes hit region
RAIL users face more disruption today and Saturday due to further Northern Rail staff strike action.
RMT union workers are walking out as part of a lengthy dispute over plans for driver-only trains, losing the train guard role.
Northern runs services between Southport, Wigan and Manchester as well as Ormskirk to Preston via Burscough.
On its Twitter account, a spokesperson for Northern Rail said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience the action by the RMT Union will cause.”