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Locomotive derailed at Doncaster station

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Trains between Doncaster and Leeds were delayed this afternnon because of a derailed DB Schenker locomotive.

A Networtk Rail spokesman said: “We apologise to passengers that there is severe disruption between Doncaster and Leeds. This follows the derailment of three axles of a freight train at the north end of Doncaster station.

“The derailment damaged systems which meant that no trains were able to operate between Doncaster and Leeds.

“The train remained upright and there were no injuries to the crew. A recovery vehicle is on the way to re-rail the train and engineers are on site to repair any damage as quickly as possible.”

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has attended and the line re-opened around 1.30pm.

 

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