Doncaster rail and road users face further disruption

19th January 2013. Council gritting on the streets of Doncaster.
19th January 2013. Council gritting on the streets of Doncaster.

Road and rail users in Doncaster are being warned of further disruption to travel today.

Temperatures plunged below freezing overnight turning snow and slush into ice and making driving conditions hazardous.

Motorists are being advised that icy patches could form on untreated surfaces and has issued a yellow “be aware” warning for much of Northern England.

Main roads in Doncaster are clear but side and estate roads should be treated with caution. All services at Robin Hood Aiprort are now operating normally following the Boxing Day blizzards.

Some bus services may be subject to alteration or disruption and passengers are being advised to check in advance before setting out on their journey.

Meanwhile, rail users heading to London King’s Cross are expected to see a resumption of some services today following the station’s closure yesterday over over-running engineering works.

Services on the East Coast Main Line were severely disrupted with many trains from the north terminating at Peterborough and Stevenage.

Rail operators have warned that services from London today will be “extremely busy.”

Rail operator Network Rail said passengers had been let down and extra resources would be brought in to complete the work.

Network Rail boss Robin Gisby said he was “deeply sorry” for the chaos caused by the delays and disruption.