Flooding blocks ten rail routes in UK

Published on : Friday, November 8, 2019

Flooding has blocked ten rail routes in the UK, mainly in South and West Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.




TransPennine Express and Northern Rail have asked people not to travel wherever possible and have said that rail replacement buses would be limited due to bad road conditions.



Some of Britain’s key inter-city links have been closed due to flooding.



Trains are not running on the usual line from Leeds to London King’s Cross because the line is blocked in the South Elmsall and Adwick area.



Leeds trains have now been scheduled for running between York or Doncaster and London.



The line from Sheffield to Leeds has also been closed due to flooding. The East Midlands Railway departure from Leeds via Sheffield to London’s Kings Cross has also been cancelled.



Routes from Sheffield to Lincoln, Doncaster, Chinley have also been closed due to high river level, expected to peak throughout the morning.



No trains have been running between Barnsley and Huddersfield. National Rail has said that all lines are closed through the Worksop area.



The trans-Pennine links from Hebden Bridge to Rochdale and Cleethorpes to Machester have also been blocked.



TransPennine Express has asked people not to travel between Manchester Piccadilly and Cleethorpes until at least 12 noon.



The line between Chester and Crewe has also been flooded, with trans either delayed by up to an hour or cancelled.



National Rail has said that the journey time will considerably longer than normal at present due to these conditions.



Railways have said that those who will not be travelling on Friday will be able to use their tickets on Saturday.



However, passengers choosing to travel on the East Coast mainline until Saturday will find trains diverted via Lincoln and taking one hour longer than usual.





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