A landslip at Stainforth on the South Trans-pennine route is
affecting First TransPennine Express rail services between
Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes (also local Northern Rail
services between Doncaster, Goole and Hull).
This significant landslip (at Hatfield Colliery, near Stainforth)
has closed the railway line and as a result trains are unable to
operate between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, or between Doncaster and
Unfortunately, there will be significant disruption to rail
services on these routes.
Network Rail are currently working with colliery engineers on
site undertaking work to move the slipped spoil heap which caused
the damage to the railway.
NETWORK RAIL CONTINUE TO AIM FOR
RESTORATION OF SERVICES IN JULY, HOWEVER WE NOW ANTICIPATE THAT THE
RAILWAY MAY NOT BE REPAIRED UNTIL SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.
(These are estimated dates and are subject to revision as the
operation to restore the railway progresses.)
Further information (and some images of the damage to the
railway) is available here
A map of the affected area is available here
First TransPennine Express
services will be amended as follows:
Trains will operate between Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe
Buses will operate between Scunthorpe and Doncaster
Trains will operate between Doncaster, Sheffield and Manchester /
The revised timetable for services between Cleethorpes /
Scunthorpe / Doncaster and Sheffield / Manchester is available here
from 25 May the following additional services will operate
providing a direct train between Sheffield and Cleethorpes
(removing the requirement to change services):
depart 1030 calling at Retford 1102, Grimsby Town 1207 and arriving
at Cleethorpes at 1215
depart 1811, calling at Grimsby Town 1819, Retford 1921 arriving at
Sheffield at 1957. This service will then continue to Manchester
Airport departing Sheffield at 2011.
For details of the complete
service between Sheffield and Manchester please see our Mini
timetable No 9 available here
The local replacement bus timetable between Doncaster and
Scunthorpe (provided by Northern Rail) is available here
(Northern Rail services are also
affected on the route between Hull, Goole and
What does this mean for my
Depending on where you are travelling to and from on this route
you may not notice any difference to your journey, however certain
journeys will be different to how you usually travel.
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