Broken track causes disruption for train users in South Yorkshire

Train users are facing disruption in South Yorkshire this morning
Train users are facing disruption in South Yorkshire this morning
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Train passengers in South Yorkshire are facing disruption this morning because of a section of broken track.

Broken track causes disruption for train users in South Yorkshire

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The broken rail at Swinton, Rotherham, is affecting CrossCountry; East Midlands Trains; Northern and TransPennine Express services between Doncaster, Sheffield and Moorthorpe.

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Trains are facing delays of 20 minutes or cancelled, with problems expected until around 10.15am.

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: "Tickets for the 08:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras International service will be accepted on alternative East Midlands Trains services to Grantham.

"From Grantham, your ticket will be accepted on the 09:21 Virgin Trains East Coast service from Grantham to London Kings Cross."

A Northern spokesman said: "Doncaster Sheffield services will miss Swinton.

"Leeds to Sheffield service will terminate at Moorthorpe.

"Sheffield to Doncaster/Leeds services are unaffected.

"Road transport has been requested between Moorthorpe and Meadowhall and also between Mexborough and Meadowhall. This will be in place from approximately 08:00.

"Customers from Swinton wanting to travel towards Sheffield are able to travel to Mexborough and then into Sheffield."