Stoke Metropolis followers travelling south for his or her Championship recreation towards Millwall have been given transport recommendation after critical disruption this morning. Heavy rain has induced chaos on the prepare strains for Potters followers trying to head right down to The Den. Cross Nation trains has tweeted out recommendation over the course of the morning, and here’s what they’ve mentioned: @CrossCountryUK NEW: Because of heavy rain flooding the railway between Stafford and Stoke on Trent, all strains are presently blocked. All of our providers can be diverted through Crewe till additional discover. For particular person alterations, please see our JourneyCheck web page (two hours in the past). UPDATE: Passengers at Stoke on Trent who’re travelling South are suggested to journey North to Stockport for connections again in direction of Birmingham. Passengers travelling from Birmingham New Road to Stoke on Trent are suggested to alight at Crewe for connections again to Stoke. UPDATE: @VirginTrains are conveying passengers between Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Road in each instructions. @WestMidRailway are conveying passengers between Stafford and Stoke on Trent through Crewe in each instructions. UPDATE: There may be now a factors failure at Sandbach (between Crewe and Stockport) so all providers which are diverting through Crewe could also be delayed by as much as 40 minutes.
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UPDATE: The factors at Sandbach have now restored so providers should not be too delayed going by the world. Rail alternative buses are anticipated to function between Stoke on Trent and Stafford in each instructions from 10:00. Stoke on Trent Reside have had reviews of lengthy delays at Stockport, although, which means there are doubts some will get to Millwall in time for the sport.