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Further flooding in South Yorkshire to affect train services until the weekend

Fishlake is one of the areas worst affected. Rail services are still being disrupted more than one week since the flooding started. Credit: PA Images

Flooding at Kirk Sandall is continuing to cause delays and cancellations across part of South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Northern railway says services are likely to be affected for the rest of today as the tracks are still flooded and there is damaged to line side equipment below the current waterline.

These are the routes affected:

  • Sheffield - Gainsborough/Lincoln: services are now running, though at reduced speeds with delays and cancellations likely
  • Sheffield - Scarborough/Bridlington: there are no services between Hull and Sheffield - all services will terminate/start from Hull
  • Doncaster - Hull: services will terminate/start at Goole heading from/to Hull - road transport is in operation between Doncaster and Goole
  • Sheffield - Hull/Beverley: there will be no services between Doncaster and Hull
  • Doncaster - Scunthorpe: services will run via Skellow and will not call at Kirk Sandall
  • Doncaster - Sheffield: services will run as normal
  • Rotherham Central has opened as planned with services resuming from first thing Friday morning.

A separate closure of the line at Kiveton Bridge has now been lifted and Northern has arranged rail replacement road transport for customers on those routes that have no services.

Flood waters have risen quickly in the area and have, once again, made it difficult to to run services.

We know this will be a further blow to customers who have endured so much in the past week, but we'd like to thank them for their continuing patience and understanding.

Passengers are advised to listen for announcements and check information screens for updates where possible for services in affected areas.

– Northern statement