Northern Rail has issued “do not travel” advice for customers on several route, with severe flooding closing lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln, and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria. It issued the warning to its website where it detailed the current status of its railway services.
It wrote: “Flooding has closed the lines between Sheffield and Gainsborough, Sheffield and Lincoln and Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria- and roads are also closed meaning customers should not attempt to travel.
There remains potential for disruption to services in many areas of the Northern network throughout the day on Thursday with heavy rain forecast for Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and South and West Yorkshire.
Trains are unable to call at Hadfield station and will instead start and terminate at Glossop.
Flooding at Kiveton Park means services are unable to run between Sheffield and Gainsborough Central/Lincoln, with Northern Rail warning: “CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL BETWEEN SHEFFIELD AND LINCOLN/GAINSBOROUGH.”
Multiple lines have flooded in the north (Image: GETTY)
Amber and yellow warnings are in place for much of the region (Image: Met Office)
The website said: “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.”
Disruption between Meadowhall and Rotherham Central/Swinton following a road vehicle collision at a level crossing, has cleared.
The website continued: “Flooding at Walsden has blocked the line between Manchester Victoria and Leeds - CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL BETWEEN HEBDEN BRIDGE AND MANCHESTER VICTORIA
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Water nearly overflowed onto a bridge near Meadowhall shopping centre (Image: @rowleydan