TRAIN lines between Blackburn and Accrington have reopened after trespassers were seen on the railway.

Northern has announced the reopening of the line in the last few minutes after it was shut for 60 minutes.

The line was blocked after trespassers were seen on the railway near Church and Oswaldtwistle at around 11.50am today.

A spokesman for Northern said: "Disruption caused by trespassers on the railway between Blackburn and Accrington has now ended.

"Services are no longer affected by this problem. If you have been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation." Passengers can claim compensation by visiting