Passengers in Yorkshire warned of disruption to rail services following heavy rainfall: Flooding at Kiveton

Thursday 7 Nov 2019

Passengers in Yorkshire warned of disruption to rail services following heavy rainfall

Region & Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail and train operators are warning rail passengers of disruption to services across the county due to heavy rain which has caused flooding on the railway.

Services in the county have been disrupted throughout the day with the lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Rotherham Central and Meadowhall, Shirebrook and Worksop and Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate/Leeds most heavily impacted.

No trains are able to run on these lines and disruption is expected to continue into tomorrow (Friday, 8 November). Passengers are urged to check before travelling and seek alternative measures. Passengers can see how their journey is affected by visiting National Rail Enquiries or speaking to their train operator.

Network Rail engineers will carry out safety inspections once the water level has dropped, however with heavy rain forecast this evening, these inspections may not take place until tomorrow morning.

Some lines which were closed earlier due to flooding have now reopened. However, there will still be residual disruption, so passengers should check their journey ahead of time and allow additional time to travel.

Network Rail is working closely with Northern, CrossCountry and East Midlands Railway to keep passengers moving and thanks all those impacted for their patience.

Notes to Editors



All lines are closed through the Worksop area. This is expected to continue until the end of Friday 8 November.

Advice for East Midlands Railway customers

Trains are unable to run between Shirebrook and Worksop.

If you are travelling between Nottingham and Worksop there is a train service between Nottingham and Shirebrook and a replacement bus from Shirebrook to Worksop at XX:15 past the hour, stopping at all stations.

If you are travelling between Worksop and Nottingham there is a replacement bus service between Worksop and Shirebrook at XX40 past the hour and a train service from Shirebrook to Nottingham, stopping at all stations.

You can also use your tickets on any Nottingham Trams (NET) service.

Advice for Northern customers

Northern are advising customers to NOT TRAVEL.

Services are currently unable to run between Sheffield and Gainsborough Central / Lincoln Central. Northern are currently unable to provide road transport as roads in the area are also flooded.

Ticket acceptance is in place on East Midlands Railway services between Lincoln and Nottingham / Newark / Doncaster

Ticket acceptance is in place on LNER services between Newark Northgate / Retford and Doncaster

Rotherham Central

Trains will not call at Rotherham Central due to flooding.

Rail Replacement will be running from Rotherham Central to Meadowhall at XX:40 every hour. Customers are then advised to board services at Meadowhall for onward journeys.

Replacement Rail transport will be running on the hour (XX:00) from Meadowhall to Rotherham.

We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of the day.

Sheffield - Huddersfield

All lines between Barnsley and Huddersfield are closed due to flooding at Denby Dale.

There is also a broken down train between Huddersfield and Stalybridge which is causing further delays until 20:00.

Sheffield -  Wakefield Westgate / LeedsTrains are unable to run between Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate / Leeds because of flooding at Moorthorpe. Road transport is proving very difficult to recruit for this line.Customers from Moorthorpe may travel via South Elmsal to Leeds or towards Sheffield (changing at Doncaster). Where possible, CrossCountry services will divert via Doncaster extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.
We anticipate disruption will continue until 20:00.  

Leeds / Bradford Forester Square - Ilkley

A tree is on the line near Guiseley blocking the direct route to Leeds and also affecting the overhead wires between Shipley and Ilkley (via Baildon).

Direct services between Leeds are suspended until the end of day. Service between Ilkley and Bradford Forster Square are being reinstated in a limited capacity.

Buses are running between Shipley and Ilkley, departing from Shipley at XX:25 and XX:55, and from Ilkley at XX:25 and XX:55.

Contact information

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

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