Wednesday 27 Jun 2007
GETTING BACK ON TRACK IN YORKSHIRE
Notes to editorsService update at 9am 29 June 2007: NB Passengers requiring specific service information shold contact National Rail Enquiries - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ or 08457 48 49 50 Services on the East Coast Mainline are running the length of the route. They were suspended on Tuesday between Doncaster and York owing to flooding at a key bridge at Marshgate. Cross country services have also been restored although they are still unable to call at Doncaster. There remains no service between Doncaster and Leeds owing to damage to the track and electrical equipment at Adwick. This service should be restored week commencing 2 July, dependent upon repair works. There has also been severe damage to the rail infrastructure in South Yorkshire at Kiveton. The embankment and track will need repairs likely to cost in excess of £1million. This will take some time and continues to affect services between Sheffield and Worksop, Retford and Lincoln. Rotherham Central station remains closed and is likely to take some days to reopen as it has suffered extensive damage.
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