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East Midlands Trains: 'return to near normal timetable' after bridge collapse

East Midlands Trains have tweeted that they have returned to a near normal timetable after yesterday's bridge collapse in Barrow Upon Soar.

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East Midlands Trains: 'Some lines likely to reopen at 0500' after bridge collapse

East Midlands Trains has tweeted that 'some lines are likely to reopen at 0500' and that they are 'working to return to a normal service'.

A bridge collapsed yesterday at Barrow Upon Soar, blocking the route between the East Midlands and London.

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Passengers urged to check before they travel after bridge collapse

Train services are severely disrupted due to a partial bridge collapse in Leicestershire Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail are urging passengers to check before they travel after the collapse of bridge in Barrow Upon Soar in Leicestershire.

Engineers are currently at the scene, assessing the scale of the damage.

Train services are severely disrupted due to a partial bridge collapse in Leicestershire Credit: Network Rail
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Loughborough passengers relying on 'replacement bus services'

Pictures from Loughborough station where passengers travelling south are having to leave trains and take a bus to Leicester to pick up the train.

Trains terminate in Loughborough and are unable to reach Leicester due to a bridge collapse in Barrow On Soar. Credit: ITV News Central
Trains terminate in Loughborough and are unable to reach Leicester due to a bridge collapse in Barrow On Soar. Credit: ITV News Central

Train line could be operational in 'days rather than weeks'

Network Rail say the train line currently covered by a bridge collapse in Barrow-upon-Soar could be operational again in "days rather than weeks".

A spokesperson said crews are making progress in clearing the tracks in the Leicestershire village.

It is currently blocking rail routes from the East Midlands to London via Leicester, causing disruption for thousands of passengers.

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East Midlands Trains: 'Line unlikely to reopen today'

East Midlands Trains say it is unlikely to the line at Barrow upon Soar will reopen today as Network Rail try and clear rubble from the tracks.

A partial bridge collapse has blocked the direct route between the East Midlands and London St Pancras, affecting stations north of Leicester.

Severe delays on East Midlands Trains due to bridge collapse

A replacement bus service is running between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway due to a bridge collapse at Barrow upon Soar. Credit: PA

A replacement bus service is running between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway due to a bridge collapse at Barrow upon Soar.

East Midlands Trans say there will currently be no direct train services between London St Pancras and stations north of Leicester

Affecting Derby, Nottingham and Lincoln Central.

East Midlands trains delayed up to an hour

East Midlands Trains have confirmed delays of up to an hour this afternoon due to signalling problems:

Credit: East Midlands Trains

The train company has advised passengers to claim compensation if they have been affected by the delays:

The train company has issued details of the routes affected. Credit: East Midlands Trains
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