Landslip rail line is back in service

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Rail services in Doncaster were set to return to normal this morning following a huge landslide which disrupted trains for nearly six months.

Passengers were able to get a train through Hatfield and Stainforth for the first time since February’s landslip - which caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to the track and caused rail headaches for travellers - as services resumed early this morning.

Freight and passenger trains recommence service along the line from 5am.

Northern Rail is running hourly services between Doncaster and Goole, and Doncaster and Scunthorpe. Rail replacement buses will continue to run to support the Northern train services until Monday, July 29, however, these buses will be re-timed so passengers are advised to check the interim timetables.

First TransPennine Express is also running the full timetable which operated before the colliery landslip from today. Services will run between Cleethorpes and Doncaster/Sheffield/Manchester Airport and between Hull/Brough/Selby and Leeds/Manchester.

For details visit northernrail.org and tpexpress.co.uk