WW2 bomb to cause disruption to Southport train services


A suspected unexploded WW2 bomb on a Liverpool construction site has caused severe disruption to Ormskirk and Southport train services.

Merseyrail are advising people to seek alternative travel arrangements while the authorities and bomb squad investigate the suspected device.

Merseyrail said: “Due to a wartime bomb near the railway between Sandhills and Moorfields the Northern line is disrupted.

“Train services from Southport will be suspended between Sandhills and Liverpool Cntrl Northern.

“Train services from Ormskirk will be terminated at and started back from Sandhills.

“Disruption is expected until 14:00.”

The device was found by construction workers at a building site near Pall Mall.

As a safety precaution a 200m cordon is currently in place on Pall Mall and neighbouring business premises have been evacuated.


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