South Yorkshire commuters face more London rail chaos

East Midlands Trains services between South Yorkshire and London face disruption today
East Midlands Trains services between South Yorkshire and London face disruption today

Network Rail bosses confirm bridge repairs affecting Sheffield and Doncaster services to the capital will continue ‘for days’.

The bridge over Midland Main Line that links South Yorkshire with London St Pancras collapsed in early hours of today.

East Midlands Trains, which operates services along the route, advised earlier: “A bridge has partially collapsed at Barrow Upon Soar and this means trains are currently unable to run between Leicester and Loughborough.”

The following alterations continue:

* Reduced train service will run between London St Pancras International and Leicester and also between Loughborough and Sheffield/Nottingham;

* Buses will run between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway;

* Only passengers travelling from Leicester, Syston, Sileby, Barrow Upon Soar, and Loughborough should use the replacement buses;

* Passengers travelling from any other station should use other operators as listed below;

* Passengers for Sheffield/Chesterfield should travel via London Kings Cross and Doncaster;

* Passengers for Derby should travel via London Euston and Birmingham New Street;

* Passengers for Nottingham should travel via London Kings Cross and Grantham;

* Buses will run between Kettering and Corby.

The spokesman warned: “Your journey time may be extended by up to 90 minutes.”

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