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Spoil heap continues to move onto Doncaster railway line

This picture from Network Rail shows the extent of the land slip at Hatfield Colliery. February 16, 2013.

This picture from Network Rail shows the extent of the land slip at Hatfield Colliery. February 16, 2013.

THIS is the latest aerial view of the moving spoil heap at Hatfield Colliery, which is engulfing the Doncaster to Thorne railway line.

A spokesman for Network Rail said the tip had slowed down at the weekend but was still moving.

Network Rail’s helicopter went up again at the weekend to assess how far the spoil heap has moved.

Passengers have been warned there is no prospect of train services resuming for at least two months.

It is too early to estimate the cost of the disruption and rebuilding the track bed once the movement stops, the spokesman added.

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband is also closely monitoring the situation.

 

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