Calderdale trains back up and running as flooding subsides but delay warnings in place

Rail passengers at Halifax train station
Rail passengers at Halifax train station

Train services in Calderdale are back up and running but passengers are being warned there may still be some delays.

Rail operator Northern is advising customers to check carefully before travelling as flood water continues to cause problems on a small number of routes across the north of England

Customers were advised not to travel on some routes until further notice after inspections took place earlier this morning.

Northern has now said that flooding on the Calder Valley (between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge) has subsided with services now running between Manchester Victoria and Leeds. However there are still speed restrictions on the line which means some services may be delayed.

A Northern spokesperson said: "The Friday afternoon peak will still see disruption on several routes and disruption is likely for the rest of the day in some areas.

"We are still advising customers on a small number of routes in South Yorkshire - not to travel as flooding is making rail and road travel extremely difficult.

"Colleagues at Network Rail have inspected the tracks and working hard to return them to normal working, but at present we have no estimate as to when we will be able to operate services on the affected routes."

The spokesperson added: "Northern would like to thank customers for their understanding and patience as we continue to try to run as many services as possible."

Customers are advised not to travel on the following routes until further notice:

Sheffield - Lincoln/Gainsborough, there is currently no estimate for when the line will re-open (ticket acceptance is in place on East Midlands Railway between Lincoln - Nottingham/Newark/Doncaster and on LNER between Newark Northgate - Doncaster and Retford - Doncaster)

Sheffield - Leeds via Moorthorpe, route is expected to be closed until Saturday 9 November

Sheffield - Goole

Sheffield - Doncaster, route is expected to be closed until Saturday 9 November

There are also problems still affecting other lines in the North:

Doncaster - Scunthorpe will not call at Kirk Sandall due to flooding.

Flooding on the Penistone line has now cleared meaning services are, once again, operating between Huddersfield and Sheffield. The Hope Valley line is also fully open.

Flooding has also subsided at Adwick meaning services are now running between Leeds and Doncaster. Northern ticket holders will be able to use LNER services on this route.

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