Two incidents brought trains to and from York to a halt last night (Saturday 29 October).
All lines between Leeds and Garforth were closed as emergency services dealt with an incident. This was due to “a fatality on the line” said TransPennine Express (TPE)
This led to TPE, Northern and CrossCountry trains running between Leeds and York via Church Fenton and also between Leeds and Selby to be cancelled or delayed.
At one point there were no through platforms free. They were filled by TPE trains brought to a standstill by the closure of the line to Leeds.
Platform 3 was being used for North and Southbound services on the East Coast Main Line for a while.
But then a Grand Central service to Thirsk, Northallerton and Sunderland was delayed while police dealt with an incident on that train.
That blocked the route for the LNER train which was held at Dringhouses as there were no more platforms available.
Some passengers faced delays of over two hours while the line to Leeds was reopened and York station was cleared of the trains backed up.