A TRAIN station has been closed and all services cancelled, delayed or diverted while emergency services deal with an incident.

Atherton Station has been disrupted since around 9am as officers deal with the situation, according to train operator Northern.

All lines through the Upton Road station are now blocked meaning trains are likely to be cancelled or diverted via Bolton for the next hour, with later services expected to be delayed.

Rail replacement buses are running between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate in both directions.

In a statement, Northern said: "Passengers are advised to listen for announcements and check information screens for updates where possible for your service today."

For more information, visit: www.northernrailway.co.uk.