Harrogate to Leeds rail route closed to allow emergency tunnel repairs

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A tunnel has been closed for safety reasons between Weeton and Horsforth.

As a result, lines between these stations are closed, and trains are currently unable to run between Harrogate and Horsforth.

There is no firm estimate of when the line will reopen but LNER say it is likely to be closed for the remainder of the day.

Network Rail will provide an update later this evening as to whether the line will be reopened for service tomorrow.

Alternative services

Number 36 Bus Service

LNER services will not run between Harrogate and Leeds.

Where possible, Northern will aim to run an hourly train shuttle service between York and Harrogate, and also between Horsforth and Leeds. Some trains will be cancelled throughout.

Northern have replacement buses running as follows:

XX.25 past each hour Horsforth – via booked stations – Harrogate
21.25 Horsforth – via all booked stations – York.(Operated by York Pullman)
22.45 Horsforth – via all booked stations – Harrogate.(Operated by Ross Travel)
23.35 Horsforth – via all booked stations – Harrogate.(Operated by Blue Sky)
XX.30 past each hour Harrogate – via booked stations – Horsforth.
22.30 Harrogate – via all booked stations – Horsforth and drop off as required to Leeds.(Operated by Ross Travel)
23.20 Harrogate – via all booked stations – Horsforth and drop off as required to Leeds.(Operated by Ross Travel)

 

Update 21:22 – 26 January 2020

LNER have said that the route will be closed throughout Monday, 27 January 2020.

Update 09:37 – 27 January 2020

The tunnel has now reopened after some repairs were carried out which means trains are able to run through the tunnel once more.

Further work will be needed on the tunnel.


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