Passengers advised to check before they travel after tractor on railway line at Fitzwilliam, near Wakefield: Tractor on line at Fitzwilliam

Thursday 16 Aug 2018

Passengers advised to check before they travel after tractor on railway line at Fitzwilliam, near Wakefield

Region & Route:
| Eastern

Network Rail is advising passengers travelling between Leeds and Doncaster, Sheffield and London. to check before they travel this morning following an incident last night where a tractor damaged railway tracks and overhead line equipment at Fitzwilliam, near Wakefield

Workers from Network Rail have worked overnight and the tractor has now been removed. Initial repairs to the track and overhead line equipment have been completed and some services were able to resume at 10:30 this morning at a reduced speed.

Network Rail engineers will carry out further work this evening.

Due to the nature of the incident, residual delays are expected so passengers are urged to check their journey ahead of time via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator.

We are sorry for any disruption and we'd like to thanks passengers for their patience whilst all services are fully restored.

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

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Joanne Parker

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