10 September 2019

Points failure causing travel problems in West Yorkshire

Northern is warning customers to plan carefully when travelling in West Yorkshire for the rest of the day (Tuesday 10 September).

Northern is warning customers to plan carefully when travelling in West Yorkshire for the rest of the day (Tuesday).

A points failure at Leeds is causing significant disruption across West Yorkshire with many services cancelled and late-notice delays likely across the region.

Cancellations are affecting the following Northern services

  • Huddersfield – Leeds (cancelled until further notice)
  • Leeds – Knottingley (cancelled until further notice)

Services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria will call additionally at Low Moor, while rail replacement road transport has also been arranged in several areas.

Buses will operate between Halifax and Huddersfield (via Brighouse) and will run every hour until 11pm. There will also be buses in the opposite direction running until 9.53pm. A one-off bus service, at 10.50pm will operate between Huddersfield and Leeds, calling at all intermediate stations on the route.

Ticket acceptance is also in place for LNER services between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate.

A spokesman for Northern said: “The points failure means we are unable to run all our services and we’re calling on our customers to plan carefully for the rest of Tuesday. Colleagues from Network Rail are on-scene and working to fix the points, but we have no estimate for when this will be completed.

“The evening peak is going to be particularly difficult, but we are working with Network Rail, other operators and bus providers to try to keep people on the move.”

For up-to-the-minute running information customers can visit National Rail Enquiries, or can get in touch with Northern via Twitter at @northernassist.

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

Media Manager

Northern

07795 008693

Glyn.Hellam@northernrailway.co.uk