11 November 2020 08:39
Operator Cross Country said trains would not run between Derby and Leeds, and would be unable to call at Chesterfield, Sheffield or Wakefield Westgate. No trains are running between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield after a train derailed. Major disruption is expected on services through Sheffield until the end of the day, National Rail Enquiries warn. A freight train derailed just north of Sheffield, resulting in all lines through the South Yorkshire city being blocked. Transport for Greater Manchester tweeted about the incident, saying: "Due to a derailment at Sheffield there are no rail services between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield in both directions.
"Road replacement transport is in place. Journey times will be longer." Train operator Northern said the advice to passengers planning journeys from Sheffield is 'do not travel'. This is due to 'the lack of road transport available and the number of routes affected', they warned. The train derailed at around 3am on Wednesday (November 11). No other trains were involved, Northern confirmed.
There will be no services in and out of Sheffield until further notice. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Sign up Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Submitting... cc Northern Customers are advised not to travel or to seek alternative transport options. Northern said it is working to put alternative road replacement transport in place. The following routes are affected and trains may be cancelled, start, or terminate at different stations or run with delays: Leeds - Nottingham Leeds - Sheffield via Barnsley Leeds - Sheffield via Moorthorpe Sheffield - Huddersfield Sheffield - Lincoln Sheffield - Scarborough Sheffield - Doncaster Sheffield - York Sheffield - Manchester