- Posted February 14, 2013 by
England: A huge landslide between Doncaster and Northern Lincolnshire- The landslide is still moving
Network Rail say the landslide is still moving and the site remains dangerous.
As a result, engineers have not been allowed to start work. An initial estimate ahead of a full investigation is that the line will be shut for approximately 8 weeks from the point of when the land stops moving.
It'll mean trains run by First Transpennine Express are not able to operate between Doncaster and Scunthorpe for the foreseeable future - and there is no other rail line available.
Nick Donovan, FTPE Managing Director says:
"The ground at Stainforth, between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, remains extremely unstable and land movement continues. The site needs to be made safe before Network Rail can fully investigate the damage caused.
"This is however very significant and it is now highly unlikely that we will be able to operate a train service for at least the next 8 weeks between Doncaster and Scunthorpe. This is clearly major disruption and I want to assure passengers that we are doing everything within our power to make journeys as stress free as possible and return the line to normal service as quickly and safely as possible.