WARRINGTON is set to face rail disruption on Friday as a result of strike action.

Rail services heading into Liverpool on Friday will be severely disrupted due to industrial action taking place by the union ASLEF.

This is expected to impact train operators Northern and TransPennine Express.

This means that those services heading to Liverpool will not be able to stop at each scheduled station - including Warrington Central.

For this reason, East Midlands Railway (EMR) is advising customers to check their full journey between Liverpool and Norwich on Friday.

EMR says it has worked to increase capacity where possible on the Liverpool - Nottingham section of the route but some stations will not be served due to platform capacity limitations.

Services will not be calling at Dronfield, Ilkeston, Langley Mill, Widnes, Warrington Central or Liverpool South Parkway.

Dave Meredith, customer services director, said: "Due to strike action affecting other operators - our services between Nottingham and Liverpool will be exceptionally busy on Friday. 

"To help, we have made adjustments to capacity and other amendments to the service but customers will likely face extended journey times and they may not be able to board the service they planned to.

"They should also expect queues and longer journey times.

"We strongly urge customers to double-check their journey before setting off."