Yorkshire lightning strike train delays: Which lines are affected and where your tickets are valid

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Long delays are affecting train services across Yorkshire this afternoon - with delays expected until at least 3.30pm

Travel advice for Leeds & Sheffield

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A fault with the signalling system between Leeds and York means that some lines are blocked. As a result, trains between these stations may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Disruption is expected until 15:30.

There is also disruption in the Doncaster area.

Advice for Northern customers:

Northern advise customers not to travel at this time in the Yorkshire area due to severe infrastructure failure caused by lightning strikes.

The only services Northern are able to operate at this time in the affected area are:

Sheffield to Lincoln

Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly

Hull to Scarborough

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Which lines are affected and where can you use your tickets?

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All other routes are blocked in the Yorkshire area at this time.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide road transport due to the scale of the disruption.

Alternative travel advice for CrossCountry customers:

You may use your ticket with the following operators:

Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central in both directions

TransPennine Express via any reasonable route until further notice

Northern via any reasonable route until further notice

London North Eastern Railway via any reasonable route until further notice

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Ticket restrictions for today have been lifted. Passengers who hold tickets dated for travel today may travel tomorrow if preferred.

Alternative travel advice for London North Eastern Railway customers:

You may use your ticket on CrossCountry services via any reasonable route.

Alternative travel advice for TransPennine Express customers:

You may use your ticket with the following operators:

CrossCountry between Leeds and York

Grand Central between York and Northallerton

Northern via any reasonable route

London North Eastern Railway between Leeds and York

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Replacement road transport is running as follows:

Leeds -
12:00 1 x 16 Seater operated by Wyatt Coaches Ltd
12:45 1 x Standard Coach operated by David's Handy Rider

Manchester Piccadilly -
12:15 1 x Standard Coach operated by Eminence Travel

Stalybridge -
12:00 1 x 16 Seater operated by David's Handy Rider
York
12:30 2 X Standard Coaches operated by R & S Waterson t/a Waterson Coaches

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Travel advice for Doncaster, Hull, York & Wakefield

A number of signalling problems in the Doncaster area are causing major disruption to trains running through the station.

Trains running through Doncaster may be cancelled, delayed by up to 70 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of service.

There is also disruption in the Leeds and York areas, more information is available here.

Alternative travel advice:

London North Eastern Railway

You may use your ticket with the following operators via any reasonable route:

East Midlands Trains

Grand Central

TransPennine Express

Virgin Trains

Replacement buses are in place at Wakefield Westgate, York and Newcastle.

Additional information:

Hull Trains services will divert via Goole until further notice. As a result, they will not serve Selby or Howden. Replacement road transport will be provided where required.

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.