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Heavy rain severely disrupts cross-Pennine train services

Stormy weather has brought travel chaos to transport hubs across the UK. Credit: PA Wire

Heavy rain brought severe disruption to cross-Pennine train services, with the main Sheffield to Manchester line remaining closed on Tuesday due to flooding and fallen trees.

Passengers on one of the last services into Sheffield said staff reported several problems on the line, including landslips and standing water.

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it received over 70 calls about flooding on Monday evening.

Further north, North Yorkshire Fire Service said it rescued eight people from cars on Monday evening, as crews were called out to 22 flooding incidents.

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