Trains delayed by drunk man on the track

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A drunk man caused delays for thousands of commuters this morning when he wandered on to the line near Sowerby Bridge.

The 24-year-old was spotted by the driver of the 07.42 train from Leeds to Manchester Victoria at the Milner Royd junction.

The driver had to stop the train before calling police, who then arrested the man.

It is understood the man’s actions caused delays to around 80 train services throughout the day.