Photo shows extent of flooding at Rotherham as trains between Sheffield and Doncaster are disrupted

This dramatic photo shows the extent of flooding which has left railway lines in Rotherham submerged.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 11:03 am

Lines between Sheffield and Doncaster are blocked this morning after Storm Christoph wreaked havoc, causing major flooding at Rotherham Central.

Northern shared this image as it advised passengers that services between Doncaster and Sheffield are being diverted between Swinton and Meadowhall, with rail replacement coaches running between Rotherham and Meadowhall.

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Flooding at Rotherham Central (pic: Northern)

Passengers travelling to Rotherham Central should alight the train at Meadowhall and board a replacement bus service to Rotherham Central, said the operator.

Northern added that Network Rail is monitoring water levels at the site and disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

For the latest updates, visit journeycheck.com/northern or tweet @northernassist.

Passengers who have been delayed by 15 minutes or more are advised to hold on to their tickets and claim compensation by visiting northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay.

Remember, only essential travel is allowed during the lockdown.