Watch: Engineers clear landslip damage as railway line through Halifax is re-opened

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A landslip that caused travel chaos on the railway line between Halifax and Sowerby Bridge has now re-opened.

The landslip at Dryclough Junction was reported at 11am on Monday March 6 when a train driver reported that debris had fallen down the embankment near the tracks.

Amended services have operated today (Tuesday) while work took place to allow trains to run to the usual timetable on Wednesday.

Rob McIntosh, Network Rail’s route managing director for Network Rail, said: “We understand that this is disruptive for passengers but it is necessary to allow our engineers to work safely so that train services can resume as usual on Wednesday. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carry out this work.”

Northern Rail has now confirmed the track has been re-opened and is now reinstating services.

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