COMMUTERS in East Lancashire are being warned trains between Burnley, Rose Grove, Accrington Blackburn and Darwen are being cancelled due to signalling staff being taken ill.

Apologising for the inconvenience, Northern staff have said trains will be disrupted until around 9am.

A Northern spokesman Tweeted: "Due to signalling staff being taken ill between Manchester Victoria & Todmorden the line is closed

Services will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 09:00 14/12. Ticket acceptance is in place with TPE & Metrolink"