Trains disrupted due to emergency incident on South Yorkshire line

Trains between Sheffield and Leeds, via Moorthorpe, are disrupted this afternoon due to an emergency incident on the line.

Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 1:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 5:20 pm
Sheffield trains are disrupted due to an emergency incident this afternoon

Train operator Northern said emergency services are dealing with an ‘incident’ between Swinton in Rotherham, and Moorthorpe, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire.

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The firm said: “All services between Leeds and Sheffield, via Moorthorpe, are currently having to be be diverted via an alternative route’.

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Northern added that trains may be ‘cancelled, delayed or diverted’·

The 12:48 Leeds to Sheffield service was the first diverted train.

In a statement, Northern said: “No estimate for normal working can be provided at this time.

“Replacement transport has been requested to run between Swinton, South Yorkshire – Wakefield, Westgate, in both directions.”

More to follow.