Passengers are being instructed to expect a major disruption to train services in Manchester due to Thursday morning. A big fire.
Transport for Greater Manchester said it had decided to suspend rail services between Hayden Bridge and Manchester Victoria following a sudden fire on Oldham Road in Milan Plating.
Firefighters were called in before 11pm on Wednesday and train services were called to a halt immediately.
Northern Rail has warned people to expect widespread delays that could continue into the morning.
Using social media to issue the warning, a spokesman tweeted: “Our services were canceled late due to a major fire in the Mile Plating area of Manchester.
“We are working with Manchester Piccadilly teammates to plan for early morning services, but there is likely to be a major disruption.”
Eight staff and specialist units were present at the scene till 1 am, road closure has also been implemented.
Residents have been told to avoid the area and keep doors and windows closed.
The building that caught fire is believed to be a commercial compound.
In an update shortly after midnight, a spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “Eight fire engines and other specialist equipment are at the scene.
“Firefighters are working hard in extremely hot conditions to deal with fires in the areas of use of jets, aircraft platforms and ground monitors and to prevent them from spreading to adjacent buildings.
“The road is closed. Local residents are advised to keep their windows and doors closed and avoid the area while firefighters do their job.”