Major problems for York rail passengers after track-side fire

An LNER train at London Kings Cross. Photograph: Yui Mok / PA Wire
23 Jul 2018 @ 4.31 pm
| News, Transport

Trains in and out of York station may be cancelled or delayed by as much as an hour due to a trackside fire.

LNER, Cross Country and Grand Central trains are all affected by the fire next to the railway line between York and Doncaster.

LNER said it “means we are unable to pass in both directions”.

All lines are currently blocked. The problems are expected to continue till 6.15pm.

More details and updates from the National Rail inquiries website.

Customer advice

CrossCountry have issued this advice to customers:

  • You may use London North Eastern Railway, Northern and TransPennine Express services via any reasonable route.

    Where possible some services will divert not calling at Doncaster.

This is the advice from LNER:

  • Free Wi-Fi has been activated routewide.

    Customers may use Transpennine Express and CrossCountry between York and Leeds, and between York and Newcastle.

    Ticket acceptance is also in place with Northern between Doncaster, Leeds and York.

Firefighters from North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Humberside and South Yorkshire have been fighting what they describe as “several seats of fire next to the railway line near Balne, Selby, over a stretch of approximately one mile of lineside”.