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Disruption between Leeds / Wakefield Kirkgate and Knottingley until the end of the day on Monday 6 May 

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Service alteration details

Incident reported: 09 Mar 2024 at 17:25

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Last updated

12 Apr 2024 at 08:01

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Northern between Leeds and Knottingley / Goole

Description

A landslip between Pontefract Monkhill and Knottingley means that all lines are currently closed.

As a result, trains running between these stations will be cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day on Monday 6 May.

Customer advice:

Services between Pontefract Monkhill and Knottingley are currently being disrupted due to a re-occurrence of a landslip in the Pontefract East area.

Network Rail engineers are on site making repairs.

Grand Central

Trains between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross will be diverted, no longer calling at Pontefract Monkhill.

Rail replacement transport will operate between Pontefract Monkhill and Doncaster.

Northern

Trains between Leeds and Knottingley via Castleford can only operate between Leeds and Castleford, in both directions.

Trains between Leeds and Knottingley via Wakefield can only operate between Leeds and Pontefract Monkhill, in both directions.

Until the issue is rectified, Knottingley will not have a train service.

Passengers at Leeds wishing to travel to Wakefield should use alternative Northern services.

Rail replacement transport is operating between Knottingley and Castleford, calling at Pontefract Monkhill and Glasshoughton.

Please be aware that journey times will be extended by approximately 45 minutes when travelling using rail replacement transport.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to Friday 19 April for Grand Central services using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. From Saturday 20 April onwards, please check back closer to your travel date.

You can check your journey up to Friday 3 May for Northern services using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. From Saturday 4 May onwards, please check back closer to your travel date.

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your replacement bus by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Compensation:

You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.