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Extra seats on trains but services remain busy

Northern Rail say services in Yorkshire this morning continue to be very busy. More than 100,000 extra spaces will be available for passengers over the course of the Tour de France weekend.

Fans flock through Yorkshire by rail
Fans flock through Yorkshire by rail

National rail say they have hired in extra carriages which will be taking passengers between Leeds and Harrogate all day.

As of 11.30 reports of very busy trains between Leeds and Ilkley and York – Harrogate - Leeds.

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Big waits for trains between York & Harrogate

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Train services from York to Harrogate are currently very busy. We apologise for any delays caused by this. #TdfTravel

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At least a 2-3 hour wait for trains to Harrogate from Leeds & York, plenty to see and do where you are http://t.co/IzwvQXwyYu

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Due to vast numbers currently trying to travel from York to Harrogate, customers may have to wait at least an hour to get on a train.

M62 closed Eastbound after 'serious incident'

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#M62 at #HartsheadMoor Services btwn J25 and J26 closed both directions for a serious accident. Air Ambo at scene.

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M62 Update - Westbound carriageway has been re-opened. Eastbound will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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Cleethorpes business owners fear loss of train line

Business owners have expressed fears over proposals to scrap the direct express train line between Cleethorpes and Manchester.

The Department for Transport has begun a consultation on the Northern and TransPennine franchises, as ministers consider how best to use £1 billion of investment across the network.

But as Martin Fisher reports, many in the resort fear the worst:

Travel: Trains stopped between Guiseley and Ilkley

Service has been suspended on Northern Rail between Guiseley and Ilkley due to emergency engineering works.

Replacement buses are currently being arranged to run. Northern Rail don't have an estimate for when normal service will resume.

There are also delays to services through Shipley following overhead wire problems there.

Cleethorpes could be 'cut off' by loss of train line

The government is examining the possibility of terminating the TransPennine Express service from Manchester to Cleethorpes.

Instead the route would end at Doncaster, with a Sheffield to Cleethorpes service being operated by Northern Rail.

But local politicians say this would leave the area cut off from the rest of the country.

The government says many passengers from North East Lincolnshire do not travel all the way to Manchester on the TransPennine Express service, but get off at Doncaster to change trains.

This is one of the reasons why the Department For Transport is looking at scrapping the direct express service.

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