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Eight mile queues on A1 in South Yorkshire after accident

An accident on the A1 in South Yorkshire is causing long queues.

There is one lane closed, with queueing traffic for eight miles following a crash between a car and a lorry at the junction 38 for the A638 / A1 Doncaster By-Pass, with congestion back to junction 35 for the M18. Drivers are being told to expect journeys to take an extra 45 minutes. Traffic was already congested due to an earlier accident near junction 36.

Delays on trains to and from Wakefield Westgate after breakdown

Rail services to and from Wakefield Westgate are facing delays because of a broken down train.

Trains could be diverted and not call at Wakefield following the breakdown between Wakefield and Leeds. National Rail said there could be disruption until at least 9am.


Leeds and Sheffield trains among most overcrowded in country

One in six people had to stand on trains in and out of Leeds Credit: PA

New figures on the number of passengers who can't get a seat during peak times show trains in Leeds and Sheffield are among the most overcrowded in the country.

Nearly one in six commuters had to stand on trains in and out of Leeds during rush hours last year – the third highest figure in the country after London and Birmingham.

In Sheffield, overcrowding during morning peak times was the sixth worst in the country, with one in ten people left without a seat.

The figures, covering all services to and from stations in major cities, were taken on a typical autumn weekday.


Travel: Delays after accident on A1(M) in South Yorkshire

There is queueing traffic due to an earlier accident on A1(M) Northbound in South Yorkshire. The collision happened after J37 A635 Barnsley Road (Marr), with congestion on A1(M) to J35 M18.

All lanes have been re-opened. Lane one (of two) was closed for around 30 minutes until 07:45 while the car was recovered. Traffic is on the route from Blyth towards Barnsdale Bar.

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