Rail services return to normal after Hatfield landslide

The railway line following the landslip.
The railway line following the landslip.

Rail services in Doncaster and the Isle of Axholme are set to return to normal from Monday following a huge landslide which has disrupted trains for nearly six months.

Passengers will be able to get a train through Hatfield and Stainforth from Monday for the first time since February’s landslip which caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to the track and caused rail headahces for travellers.

Work to restore the line is progressing as planned with engineers working around the clock to hand back the railway on time.

Freight and passenger trains will recommence service through Hatfield & Stainforth from 5am.

Northern Rail will run an hourly service between Doncaster and Goole, and Doncaster and Scunthorpe. Rail replacement buses will continue to run to support the Northern train services until Monday 29 July; however, these buses will be retimed so passengers are advised to check the interim timetables. It means services for Crowle and Althorpe will resume once more.

First TransPennine Express will be running the full timetable which operated before the colliery landslip from Monday 8 July. Services will run between Cleethorpes and Doncaster/Sheffield/Manchester Airport and between Hull/Brough/Selby and Leeds/Manchester from Monday 8 July.

For more details please visit northernrail.org and tpexpress.co.uk

Freight services will be reintroduced to the Hatfield route from 8 July.