Rail service is back to normal

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NORMAL rail services have been restored between Sheffield and London after emergency repairs following a freight train derailment.

Reduced services were operating in the evenings after the incident on December 27 until yesterday.

The freight train was carrying over 1,000 tonnes of stone when it derailed between Loughborough and Leicester.

Network Rail route managing director Martin Frobisher said: “I apologise to all those who have been inconvenienced by this work and thank passengers for their continued patience.

“Removing the wagons safely is a complex job and this location is not easily accessible, all of which has added to the time it has taken to complete. We have worked through the night in order to minimise the effect.”