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Mounds of material to move from landslip site

One million cubic metres of material needs to be moved after a landslip in South Yorkshire.

The railway near Stainforth was damaged after a landslip caused by Hatfield Colliery. The line is not expected to be reopened until July.

While the colliery moves the spoil, Network Rail teams are clearing damaged vegetation, completing land investigations and finalising designs for the repair.

“Because of the nature of the material in the spoil heap the work to stabilise it and remove the material from the railway is complex and will take some time.

“Our estimate for the completed repair remains early July but this is an estimate. I thank passengers for their continued patience and assure them we are doing everything we can to restore a full service as quickly as possible.

– Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail