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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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Travel Update: Train delays up to midday on Wolverhampton - Stafford lines

Overhead wire problems in the Wolverhampton area are causing delays of up to 50 minutes to all services through the station.

This is expected to continue until 12:00.

Train are delayed on the Wolverhampton-Stafford lines. Credit: Google Street View

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Demolition of old Ilkeston train station to begin

Demolition work will get underway today of the old Ilkeston train station, 50 years after it closed.

Demolition work will get underway today Credit: ITV News Central

It will make way for a new one costing £6.5 million.

Ilkeston has often been described as the largest town in England without a train station after Dr Beeching, a former Chairman of British Railways, brought out a report in the 1960s, which led to thousands of stations and many railways closing down.

Artist's impression of the new station Credit: Derbyshire County Council

The new station will have two platforms, automated ticket machines, a 150-space car park and a taxi rank.

It will also service the Nottingham to Leeds line.

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