RAIL passengers through Warrington Bank Quay station face disruption as firefighters tackle a large grass fire on an embankment in Moulton.

The blaze has disputed train services using the West Coast Mainline track after crews were called to Niddries Lane shortly before 8am today, Wednesday.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "On arrival crews discovered that the fire involves approximately 100 square metres of railway line.

"Firefighters have set up equipment and are liaising with Network Rail staff to isolate the overhead electrical lines and stop trains from using the railway line.

"Firefighters are currently using a hose reel jet at the top of the embankment to prevent the fire from spreading."

London Northwestern Railway and Virgin Trains services are affected.

A National Rail update said issues may remain until 12pm.

It said: "A fire next to the track between Crewe and Hartford is causing disruption to journeys between Crewe and Runcorn/Warrington Bank Quay.

"As a result of this, trains may be cancelled, revised or delayed by up to 20 minutes.

"This is expected until 12pm.

"You may use your tickets on Arriva Trains Wales services between Crewe and Chester and also on Merseyrail services from Chester to Liverpool Central."

See rail service updates here.