UPDATED: Northern issues ‘do not travel’ notice as severe weather causes rail disruption

Northern flooding
Credit: Northern

Northern has issued a ‘Do not travel’ notice for rail passengers on three of its routes.

Flooding has closed the lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria.

Roads are also closed, so customers are advised not to travel.

There is potential for disruption to train services in a number of areas for the rest of the day today with heavy rain forecast for Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and South and West Yorkshire.

Northern customers are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead.

Status at 10.30pm on Thursday 7 November

  • Due to further flooding at Hadfield, trains are unable to call at this station and will start and terminate at Glossop. Road transport is being arranged.
  • Flooding at Kiveton Park means services are unable to run between Sheffield and Gainsborough Central/Lincoln – tickets will be accepted on East Midlands Railway (travel between Lincoln and Nottingham/Newark/Doncaster) and LNER (between Doncaster and Newark/Retford) CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL BETWEEN SHEFFIELD AND LINCOLN/GAINSBOROUGH
  • A fallen tree has affected the overhead lines at Springs Junction. As a result there are no services between Leeds and Ilkley. Some services are running between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley via Baildon. Customers are advised to travel to Shipley to connect with rail replacement buses to Ilkley.
  • Earlier disruption between Meadowhall and Rotherham Central/Swinton, caused following a road vehicle collision at a level crossing, has cleared.
  • Flooding at Walsden has blocked the line between Manchester Victoria and Leeds. CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL BETWEEN HEBDEN BRIDGE AND MANCHESTER VICTORIA
  • Flooding at Culcheth Farm had blocked the line between Eccles and Earlestown – services are now able to run at reduced speed on the Chat Moss line between Liverpool and Manchester. Delays are likely. Northern tickets will be accepted on TransPennine Express services.
  • Flooding at Denby Dale – all lines are closed between Huddersfield and Barnsley. Road transport is being arranged.
  • Due to severe flooding at Rotherham Central and Moorthorpe, services between Sheffield and Leeds (via Moorthorpe) are suspended and services from Sheffield to Doncaster are unable to stop at Rotherham Central. CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL BETWEEN SHEFFIELD AND GAINSBOROUGH/LINCOLN
  • Flooding at Blackpool South has cleared – line to Preston has reopened.
  • Due to flooding at Roby, trains travelling from Wigan to Liverpool are unable to call at this station.
  • Flooding at Shepley has blocked the line between Huddersfield and Penistone.
  • Due to flooding at Kirk Sandall, trains are unable to call at this station.
  • Due to flooding at Grindleford trains are currently unable to run between Sheffield and Chinley. Trains from Manchester will terminate at Chinley.
  • Due to flooding the line between Sheffield and Doncaster is closed. CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL BETWEEN SHEFFIELD AND DONCASTER
  • Due to flooding, services from Manchester Victoria to Wigan via Atherton will divert via Bolton. 

Customers are advised to listen for announcements and check information screens for updates where possible.

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