Northern warns flooding disruption in South Yorkshire may continue until Monday morning – Updated 6pm Saturday 9 Nov
Northern is warning customers in South Yorkshire that some routes are likely to stay closed at least until Monday morning.
While flooding in the area continues to subside, tracks in several locations remain under water.
Northern is working closely with colleagues at Network Rail to return normal working to the railway as soon as possible, but conditions are difficult and many assessments can only take place once all water has been removed.
A spokesman for Northern said: “Flooding in some parts of South Yorkshire continues to have an impact on our ability to run services.
“The rail industry is doing all it can to deal with the issues caused by flood water, but in many cases the full picture will not be apparent until all water has been drained from the tracks.”
The spokesman added: “Until further notice we are still advising customers not to travel in some areas as rail travel is not possible and roads are also badly affected.
“Colleagues from Network Rail are working around the clock to try to return to normal working conditions and we would like to thank our customers in South Yorkshire – and across the North – for their ongoing patience and understanding.”
Northern customers across the network are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead as there remains potential for disruption to services and timetables may be amended on some routes.
Status at 6pm on Saturday 9 November
Customers are advised not to travel on the following routes until further notice:
- Doncaster – Scunthorpe, due to flood water at Kirk Sandall the line remains closed with no estimate as to when the route will re-open
- Sheffield – Goole, flooding continues to cause issues and there is no current estimate for when the route will re-open
- Sheffield – Doncaster, due to severe flooding at Rotherham and between Mexborough and Conisbrough disruption is expected to continue and there is no current estimate for when the route will re-open
There are also problems still affecting other lines in the North:
- Sheffield – Leeds via Moorthorpe, flooding at Rotherham Central and Consibrough means services will not call at Rotherham until further notice
For up-to-the-minute train running information please check National Rail Enquiries.