Work to reopen West Yorkshire railway line progressing following landslip: Specialist rail vehicles work to remove soil from landslip in Baildon, Network Rail (1)

Friday 23 Feb 2024

Work to reopen West Yorkshire railway line progressing following landslip

Region & Route:
| Eastern: North & East

Network Rail teams are making progress in their efforts to reopen the railway line through Baildon after a landslip caused it to close in early February.

New images released today show teams working on site with specialist equipment as work continues to remove more than 2,500 tonnes of soil from the land next to the line.

Engineers have worked around the clock to stabilise the land, with more than 1,800 tonnes of earth removed so far using specialist road rail vehicles and excavators.

Work is progressing and on schedule, with trains set to run through the area again from mid-March.

Rail replacement services are still in place to keep passengers connected while train services are disrupted. Passengers are encouraged to check their journey before travelling via National Rail Enquiries or Northern.

Richard Owens, Infrastructure Director for Network Rail’s North & East route, said: “Our teams are making progress in stabilising the land to allow for the railway line to reopen through Baildon from next month.

“We have had engineers on site 24 hours a day since the incident started and we continue to have teams working around the clock to make the area safe for trains to run once again.

“Network Rail is continuing to support local residents who have been affected by the landslip, and we want to thank all residents and passengers for their continued patience, understanding, and support while we carry out this vital work.”

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