Authorities are currently addressing a "security alert" situation at a train station, impacting the line to Manchester.

Authorities are currently addressing a “security alert” situation at a train station, impacting the line to Manchester.

This morning, train passengers travelling to Manchester faced disruptions due to a security alert at Basingstoke station in Hampshire, England. The incident closed the station and affected several CrossCountry routes.

Station Closure and Police Presence

Reports emerged on social media, with images depicting police activity and a cordon established around Basingstoke station. National Rail confirmed the station’s closure due to a security alert, leading to the immediate shutdown of all lines passing through the station.

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Affected Routes and Passenger Information

The closure significantly impacted CrossCountry services, particularly those operating between Manchester Piccadilly and destinations like Bournemouth, Nottingham, and Southampton Central. National Rail advised passengers to expect cancellations, delays, or diversions on these routes.

CrossCountry Statement and Alternative Options

CrossCountry issued a statement acknowledging the police incident at Basingstoke and its impact on their services. They confirmed blocked lines between Reading and Southampton Airport Parkway, resulting in potential cancellations, delays, or diversions via Guildford.

To minimize inconvenience for passengers with onward connections, CrossCountry advised them to utilize Great Western Railway (GWR) services for any reasonable route to their intended CrossCountry connections.

Uncertainties and Ongoing Situation

The nature of the security alert at Basingstoke station remains undisclosed. The extent of the disruptions and the timeline for reopening the station are also still being determined. Passengers are advised to monitor National Rail and CrossCountry updates for the latest journey information.

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