This is the train which derailed in the early hours near York.
Nobody was hurt when five wagons came off the tracks just before 2am, but as we reported earlier today, the incident is causing major disruption to passengers.
No trains are currently able to run between Church Fenton and Micklefield. This means services between York and Leeds are currently being cancelled, delayed or diverted.
Bethan Vincent, a marketing consultant, who lives on the lane which the railway runs across, told YorkMix that she didn’t realise what had happened at first.
She says she heard a grinding noise earlier in the morning but that was not unsual given the various railway noises she is used to. It was only when she woke up and saw the train outside the window that she realised what had happened.
The derailed wagons were blocking the level crossing that leads to the main road, effectively stopping her and her neighbours using their cars.
Network Rail said its workers have been on site since the early hours to inspect the damage caused. They are working on a plan that removes the derailed train wagons, repairs the damage and “gets passenger services back to normal as quickly and safely as possible”.
The train was delivering new rail to the area when the derailment happened. Before the train can be removed, inspectors from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch will have to examine the scene.
A Network Rail spokesperson said: “There is no indication of the cause at this time.”
Disruption to last all day
This incident is affecting Northern, CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and LNER services and disruption is expected for at least the rest of the day.
Passengers who need to travel are strongly advised to check their journey via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator and allow plenty of time.
Matt Rice is route director for Network Rail’s North and East Route. He 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.”