Landslide set to cause train disruption for Doncaster rail passengers

Landslide set to cause train disruption for Doncaster rail passengers

Landslide set to cause train disruption for Doncaster rail passengers

Doncaster rail passengers are being warned to be mindful of potential delays and disruptions as repairs are carried out following a landslip along the line.

Network Rail is urging passengers travelling between Scunthorpe and Doncaster to check before they travel as essential repair work following the landslip begins tomorrow.

The landslip was discovered last Friday between Scunthorpe and Althorpe during routine maintenance inspections.

Since it was found, Network Rail teams have been on site monitoring the area so that a reduced passenger service could continue on one line.

Replacement bus services are also in place.

Another line has been opened via Brigg for freight trains transporting vital supplies including food and medicine across the country.

The incident is also causing problems for Transpennine Express customers travelling to Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Repairs are expected to be carried out between Thursday, 18 June and Thursday, 25 June.

No trains will be able to run on the line during this times.

As such, Northern services will not run between Scunthorpe and Doncaster.

Bus replacement services will be in place, calling at all stations on the line.

TransPennine Express services will continue between Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe and between Doncaster and Manchester Piccadilly.

There will be rail replacement services in place between Scunthorpe and Doncaster.

Rail customers are reminded that public transport is reserved for essential travel only, and that all customers are now required to wear face coverings.

Steve Hopkinson, Regional Director at Northern, said:

“Due to vital repairs being carried out between Scunthorpe and Doncaster we have had to make emergency changes to our timetable.

“From Thursday 18 June rail replacement buses will operate between the two towns to help people get where they need to be while the repairs are completed.

“Social distancing measures will be in place on the buses and customers should wear a face covering unless they are exempt.

“We really appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers during this difficult time and we’re working closely with Network Rail to get this issue resolved as soon as possible.”

Service providers have apologised for any inconvenience caused by this landslide, which is set to cause train disruption for Doncaster rail passengers

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