A RAIL display at Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester has been removed.

The family attraction, at Barton Square in Trafford, announced they were scrapping the model Northern Rail display, which was in the centre of Mini Land — a tiny Lego version of Manchester.

Legoland organisers said they decided to remove the display from the exhibition in support of passengers who have been affected by the Northern Rail fiasco, as well as highlighting the ‘knock-on effect hitting Northern businesses’ like theirs.

The Lego centre says almost a third of the attraction’s customers live in some of the worst affected areas of the North West, including Stockport, Bolton and Wigan.

Bosses say footfall from those places has dropped by up to 50 per cent in the last eight weeks.

General manager, Jenn McDonough, said: “We depend on visitors from neighbouring areas, and I know we’re not alone.

“Northern Rail’s ongoing problems are such that it’s impacting on business.

“The shift in visitor patterns marries with the Northern Rail change to timetables and surge of cancellations and delays.

“The suggestion from staff that the Northern Rail train should be removed from the attraction, we feel, honestly reflects events from the region.”