Services cancelled and commuters delayed after train derails at Sheffield Railway Station

A derailed train near Sheffield is set to cause chaos for most of the day, with services cancelled or delayed.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 12:26 pm

A freight train came off the tracks north of Sheffield overnight, meaning services to, from and through the city are affected.

The following routes are affected:

CrossCountry between Plymouth and Edinburgh/ Glasgow Central/ Aberdeen, and also between Penzance and Newcastle;

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East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International and Sheffield/ Leeds, and between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street;

Northern between Scarborough/ Hull/ Manchester Piccadilly/ Huddersfield/ Lincoln Central/ Barnsley and Sheffield, and also between Retford and Nottingham;

TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes and Sheffield/ Manchester Piccadilly/ Manchester Airport.

National Rail said: “Disruption is expected until at least the end of today.

Sheffield Railway Station

“Trains are unable to run through Sheffield. Trains will be cancelled or diverted via an alternative route.

Train operator Northern said: “Customers advised not to travel from Sheffield station after freight train comes off track overnight.

“The incident happened at around 3am this morning and no other trains we involved.

“There will be no services in and out of Sheffield until further notice. Customers are advised not to travel or to seek alternative transport options.

“Northern is working to put alternative road replacement transport in place.

"The following routes are affected and trains may be cancelled, start, or terminate at different stations or run with delays.

“Leeds - Nottingham; Leeds - Sheffield via Barnsley; Leeds - Sheffield via Moorthorpe; Sheffield - Huddersfield;

Sheffield - Lincoln; Sheffield - Scarborough; Sheffield - Doncaster; Sheffield - York; Sheffield - Manchester.”