7th December 2019

In_pictures LNER delays after trains collide at Leeds depot

In_pictures LNER delays after trains collide at Leeds depot


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The incident involved one of London North Eastern Railway’s new Azuma trains

Commuters are facing major delays after a train derailed in Leeds.

Services between Leeds, Lincoln and Kings Cross are affected after an empty passenger service struck a stationary train at the Neville Hill depot.

Train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) said an investigation was under way after the “very low-speed” collision on Wednesday night.

No-one was injured but disruption is expected on the network until about 18:30 GMT.

In a statement, LNER said: “We apologise to any customers who may have their journeys disrupted.”

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Sophie Wormald

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Train operator London North Eastern Railway described it as a “low-speed derailment”

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Cancellations are expected with customers advised to check before they travel

Network Rail said the disruption was because access was restricted to the depot which is used by a number of train operators.

A spokesperson said: “We are working with train operators to run the best possible service and passengers can check their specific journey on National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator before travelling.”

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