Train disrupted between London and east Midlands after bridge collapse

Published on : Tuesday, August 2, 2016

railwayA partial bridge collapse is causing major disruption to train services between London and the east Midlands. According to the Network Rail, the incident at Barrow upon Soar, near Loughborough, meant that no direct trains were operating in the morning between London St Pancras and stations north of Leicester, including Sheffield and Nottingham.



Network Rail reported that owing to the bridge collapse at Barrow upon Soar, train services would be disrupted between Leicester and Loughborough. People are working to clear the track as quickly as possible and reopen the line. Meanwhile, the passengers have been advised to check before they travel and allow extra time for their journeys.



The expected affected route will be London St Pancras, Nottingham, Leicester and the Leicester, Lincoln and Grimsby routes. East Midlands Trains (EMT) said in a statement that NR teams had been working through the night to remove debris from the railway following the partial bridge collapse in the early hours. passengers has been advised to use alternative routes as the train operator said it is not fully possible to clear the line. There is expected to have severe disruption and significantly reduced service running between Leicester and London St Pancras.

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