Manchester Piccadilly Station Closed As Protestors Storm Tracks

Manchester Piccadilly Station Closed As Protestors Storm Tracks

Manchester Piccadilly railway station has been closed after protesters stormed the railway lines.

The protesters, thought to be opposed to Turkey's war with Syrian Kurds scrambled onto the lines and attempted to climb onto the overhead lines forcing the closure of the station for several hours.

All outbound trains have been disrupted due to track invasion and some services had to be cancelled later.

The government in Ankara has accused the YPG of supporting another armed Kurdish organisation, the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers' Party), which is considered a terrorist group by NATO.

The National Rail said there was only one exit now functioning at the station as police were addressing the chaos caused by the protesters. The station is closed.

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Police have successfully dealt with a large protest outside London Kings Cross station and the station has now been reopened.

It wrote on Twitter: "Manchester Piccadilly has been been closed until further notice".

Rail bosses warned of "major disruption" caused by the activists, who say they are protesting against Turkey's "support for ISIS".

Trains between Milton Keynes Central and Manchester Piccadilly may be amended, cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes.

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