Fallen trees blocking Calderdale train lines as passengers urged not to travel

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Fallen trees on the railway line in Calderdale is causing major disruption and people are being urged not to travel.

Northern is asking its customers not to travel on the Calder Valley route until further notice after heavy snowfall has caused significant disruption.

Several trees have fallen onto the line between Halifax and Rochdale meaning trains cannot operate and, with treacherous road conditions, it is also extremely difficult to run replacement bus services.

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Adverse weather has also affected other parts of the Northern network with disruption affecting services in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

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A spokesperson for Northern said: "Customers who need to make essential journeys elsewhere on the network should allow extra time for travel and check before setting off.

"The poor weather is forecast to continue to several hours today and further disruption is possible on all routs across the north of England."

How to claim compensation

Northern's Customer Promise provides for compensation to customers who are delayed by 15 minutes or longer on their journey.

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You can claim Delay Repay if one of their trains is late or cancelled and as a result you get to your destination station more than 15 minutes later than scheduled.

If you wish to make a claim under our delay repay initiative, please retain your travel ticket and complete the delay repay form which is available here.