Rotherham tracks

Rotherham Central unlikely to re-open before Friday following severe flooding - update 8pm Tuesday 12 November

Rotherham Central station is unlikely to re-open for rail service before Friday with work still ongoing to deal with issues causing by severe flooding.

Earlier today, normal services resumed on most other lines in South Yorkshire, though amended timetables are in operation on some routes.

Work continues across the region to repair damage caused by floods and prepare the tracks for full timetables.

Northern customers across the network are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead as there remains potential for disruption to services and timetables may be amended on some routes.

Status at 8pm on Tuesday 12 November (updates in bold)

  • Rotherham Central will remain closed to rail customers until Friday at the earliest.
  • Doncaster - Scunthorpe: a full service will operate between Doncaster and Scunthorpe.
  • Sheffield - Hull: a full service is in operation between Doncaster and Hull, but services will not continue through to Sheffield.
  • Sheffield - Doncaster: a full service is in operation between Sheffield and Doncaster, though services will not continue through to Adwick.
  • Sheffield  - Leeds via Moorthorpe, flooding at Rotherham Central means services will not call at Rotherham until further notice. The line at Rotherham will be closed until at least Friday.

Passengers are advised to listen for announcements and check information screens for up dates where possible for your service today.

For up-to-the-minute train running information please check National Rail Enquiries.

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

Media Manager


01904 568652

07795 008693


Notes to editors

Northern's Customer Promise provides for compensation to customers who are delayed by 15 minutes or longer on their journey.

Customers can claim Delay Repay if one of our trains is late or cancelled and as a result they get to their destination station more than 15 minutes later than scheduled.

If customers wish to make a claim under the delay repay initiative, they should retain travel tickets and complete the Delay Repay form which is available here.

  • Main picture shows flooding at Rotherham Central from this weekend