Work progressing well at Dewsbury as normal train service expected to return from Monday: Work progresses at Dewsbury to fix railway (1), Network Rail

Friday 10 Nov 2023

Work progressing well at Dewsbury as normal train service expected to return from Monday

Region & Route:
| Eastern: North & East

Work to carry out repairs to the collapsed wall close to Dewsbury station is progressing well, with Network Rail expecting a normal train service to be reintroduced from Monday (13 November).

Engineers are working around the clock to reinstall the earthworks that support the railway line and add extra layers of stonework which will strengthen the structure.

The work is progressing well and a normal train service is expected to return to the line on Monday morning (13 November).

While the work is carried out, TransPennine Express and Northern trains departing Leeds towards Huddersfield will continue to divert via other lines and will not call at Morley, Batley, Dewsbury, Mirfield, or Brighouse. Trains are still able to run on the line from Huddersfield towards Leeds but are subject to some delays as services slow down while passing the worksite.

Network Rail is continuing to encourage passengers to check their journey before travelling through the area via National Rail Enquiries or their train operator.

People living close to the worksite are likely to experience noise and disruption while work is carried out and are encouraged to call Network Rail’s 24/7 helpline on 0345 711 4141 for more information.

Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North & East route, said: “Over the past few days, work has progressed well on site, and we are confident that trains will be able to run as normal through the area from Monday morning.

“Our teams are working really hard to resolve this issue. I know that this has been disruptive to passengers’ journeys and I am sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, and want to thank passengers and communities for their patience and understanding while we carry out this work.

A spokesperson on behalf of Northern and TransPennine Express said: “We continue to work closely with Network Rail as our teams work hard to keep passengers on the move with the least amount of disruption.

“As disruption carries on into the weekend, we’re encouraging our passengers to stay up to date with the latest travel information on our website and social media channels, as well as via National Rail Enquiries. Thank you to all our passengers for their patience.”

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Joshua Chapman
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Network Rail

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