ALL lines have reopened between Hall i'th' Wood and Bolton train stations after a vehicle collided with a bridge.

Trains travelling between the two stations were initially running at a reduced speed adding further delays to disruption to and from Manchester Piccadilly.

The minor vehicle collision happened on Mill Hill Street this morning.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called shortly after 10.30am this morning Tuesday 6 November to a report that a vehicle had struck a bridge on Mill Hill Street, Bolton. The vehicle received minor damage and there were no reports of injuries."

Network Rail inspected the bridge at 12pm today but found no structural damage.

Many services running to and from Manchester Piccadilly will be cancelled or delayed today due to a rail flaw which was discovered last night.

The Blackpool to Manchester Airport service has been cancelled in both directions with customers advised to change at Preston.

Northern reinstated the Wigan North Western to Alderley Edge return services from 11.50am.

The Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove return services will be withdrawn starting with the 12.24 service from Manchester.

Ticket acceptance has been agreed on Metrolink between Manchester Airport and Manchester stations and also on Transpennine Express services.

An hourly rail replacement bus service will operate alongside the reduced train service between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly in both directions.

Network Rail will shut four lines tonight to repair the broken rail and services are expected to resume as usual tomorrow.