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Commuters set to face major delays after two trains collide in Leeds

Two trains collided near Neville Hill depot yesterday Credit: YappApp

Major disruption is expected to LNER services between Leeds, Lincoln and London Kings Cross after two trains collided last night.

The LNER Azuma Train, which have only been in service since May, collided into the rear of a second LNER High Speed Train (HST) that was waiting to be taken into the cleaning depot at Neville Hill, a short distance away from Leeds Train Station.

No passengers were on-board and Network Rail confirmed it was a “low speed impact with no injuries reported”.

LNER commented saying that The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) have been contacted as "standard practice”.

Network Rail, along with LNER are working together to find the issue that caused the incident.

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An LNER spokesperson said:

Due to two trains colliding at a very low speed near Neville Hill depot yesterday some services may be cancelled today. The trains were not in passenger service and no one has been injured.

An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the incident. We apologise to any customers who may have their journeys disrupted today.

– LNER spokesperson