All train services suspended between Manchester Victoria and Hebden Bridge
Date published: 07 November 2019
Photo: Nick Statham, LDR
Rochdale Railway Station
Northern has issued 'Do not travel' advice for customers on three routes, including the Rochdale line (Thursday 7 November).
Flooding has closed the lines between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria, as well as two in Sheffield, meaning there are no trains operating from the Rochdale borough stations.
There remains potential for disruption to services in many areas of the Northern network throughout the day on Thursday with heavy rain forecast for Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and South and West Yorkshire.
Northern customers are advised to allow extra time for travel and to check ahead.
A Northern spokesperson said: "As we move into the evening peak we are still experiencing disruption on several routes and, with heavy rain forecast for much of the evening, disruption is likely for the rest of the day.
"We are still advising customers on three routes - Sheffield to Lincoln, Sheffield to Gainsborough and Manchester Victoria to Hebden Bridge - not to travel as flooding is making rail and road travel extremely difficult.
"Colleagues at Network Rail are working hard to return the tracks to normal working, but at present we have no estimate as to when we will be able to operate services on the affected routes."
The spokesperson added: "Northern would like to thank customers for their understanding and patience as we continue to try to run as many services as possible."
Customers are advised to listen for announcements and check information screens for updates where possible for your service today.
For up-to-the-minute train running information please check National Rail Enquiries:
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