By Nathan Findlay –
Trains have been disrupted this morning after an engineering train derailed in Church Fenton. Nobody has been hurt in the incident, but it has caused major delays.
Trains between Church Fenton and Micklefield cannot run, which affects trains between York and Leeds. The Network Rail says that currently, there is no cause of the incident.
Trains may be delayed, diverted or even cancelled whilst the train is put back onto the track. Engineers are on-site to inspect the damage which the train’s derailing has caused.
Northern, LNER, CrossCountry and TransPennine Express services are all affected by the incident, with delays expected to last all day until the end of service.
🚧It’s after a freight train derailed at Church Fenton
🚄Services are being cancelled or diverted
— Leeds City Station (@NetworkRailLDS) May 4, 2021
Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said: “I apologise for the disruption passengers are experiencing today as a result of the derailed engineering train at Church Fenton.
“Our teams have been on site since the early hours of the morning and we are working as quickly as we can to safely remove the train, inspect and repair the infrastructure, and get passenger services back to normal. I am grateful for passengers’ patience and advise those who need to travel today to check before they do so.”