HomeInfrastructureDerailed work train disrupts services between York and Leeds

Derailed work train disrupts services between York and Leeds

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

A work train carrying long welded rails has derailed near Church Fenton in Yorkshire. It is blocking the tracks between Church Fenton and Micklefield and causing train services between York and Leeds to be cancelled, delayed or diverted, affecting Northern, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and LNER services.

Nobody was hurt when five wagons came off the tracks just before 02:00, and Network Rail workers have been on site since the early hours to inspect the damage caused and establish a plan that removes the derailed train wagons, repairs the damage and gets passenger services back to normal as quickly and safely as possible.

The train was delivering new rail to the area when the incident occurred. Before the train can be removed after a derailment, inspectors from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch will have to examine the scene. There is no indication of the cause at this time.

Matthew Rice, Network Rail.

Matt Rice, Network Rail’s route director for its North and East Route, said: “I apologise for the disruption passengers are experiencing today as a result of the derailed engineering train at Church Fenton.

“Our teams have been on site since the early hours of the morning and we are working as quickly as we can to safely remove the train, inspect and repair the infrastructure, and get passenger services back to normal. I am grateful for passengers’ patience and advise those who need to travel today to check before they do so.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Boost for regional transport in upcoming budget

It looks likely that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £5.7 billion investment into sustainable transport settlements for city regions in his Autumn Budget...

TSSA members vote to accept ScotRail pay offer

The TSSA has called off its dispute with ScotRail, with its members having voted to accept a new pay offer. The TSSA says the offer...

Passengers give rail a thumbs up in latest survey

Nearly ninety per cent of rail passengers said they were satisfied with their last journey, according to a new survey by watchdog Transport Focus. The...
- Advertisement -

More news

Rail museum holds consultation on major plans

The National Railway Museum will house a consultation on plans for a new Central Hall as part of its vision as the cultural heart...

TfL bodycam video results in assault conviction

Uxbridge Magistrates have sentenced a woman to a 12-month community order and 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days following a physical assault on two Transport...

Laing O’Rourke ‘well positioned’ by FY21 results

Laing O’Rourke says its latest earnings show it is continuing to “deliver certainty and technical excellence for clients and stakeholders” and that it is...
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP