Disruption to rail services – Stainforth


Rail services in the Doncaster area are being affected by a landslip at Stainforth. This is believed to have been caused by the movement of a spoil heap at Hatfield colliery.

A Network Rail spokesman said: We have been carefully monitoring the track near Hatfield colliery at Stainforth since Saturday afternoon (9 Feb) when a train driver reported a rough ride. Train services in the area have been carefully managed to protect safety.

Disruption Between Doncaster and Goole and Doncaster and Scunthorpe

Unfortunately conditions have deteriorated significantly and it is no longer possible to run services through the area. We anticipate that there will be disruption to services between Doncaster and Goole and Doncaster and Scunthorpe for some time.

Our engineers are working with the colliery to plan the safe repair of the track bed and railway once the spoil heap has been stabilised. We understand it will take several days to complete the stabilisation work.

“Our initial estimate is that it will take approximately eight weeks to repair the damage after the colliery have completed their work. We will confirm this timescale as possible and apologise to passengers for the significant inconvenience caused.

The following changes will apply to Northern Rail services:

  • Buses are replacing trains between Doncaster and Goole / Scunthorpe, with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes
  • Services between Sheffield and Bridlington / Scarborough are being diverted via Selby, and will not call at Goole
  • Services between Doncaster and Scunthorpe are suspended

First Trans Pennine Express is running train services between;

  • Manchester Airport and Doncaster (as advertised)
  • Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe (amended limited service)

Buses are running between Doncaster and Scunthorpe. There will be one service per hour in each direction made up of at least three buses

  • Buses will leave Scunthorpe for Doncaster at 15mins past the hour
  • Buses will leave Doncaster for Scunthorpe at 45mins past the hour

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