Rail disruption at Leeds station after person hit by a train

Trains have been cancelled between Leeds and Harrogate after a person was sadly hit by a train in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Disruption is expected to last until midday, with all lines blocked and Northern and LNER trains either cancelled or delayed.

LNER tweeted, “It is with great sadness to report due to a person being hit by a train the 07:36 #Harrogate to #KingsCross due 10:32 will be started from #Leeds.”

Northern rail tweeted: “Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident between Leeds and Harrogate the line is blocked.

“Train services running through these stations will be cancelled or delayed.”

It later added: “#Harrogate – Disruption expected until 12:00″

Ticket acceptance is now in place until 12pm with TransPennine express due to the Emergency Services dealing with the tragic incident between Leeds station and York.

Rail replacement buses are now also running, to help people get where they need to be whilst the trains are suspended to allow Emergency Services to deal with the incident.

Services have been affected since 6.05am and are expected to continue to be delayed until the afternoon.

Those holding a Northern ticket are able to travel between Leeds and York via Crossgates, and road transport is now up and running between the two cities.

Those already at stations who are planning to travel are advised to either listen to customer service updates at the railway stations, or check Customer Service Information boards.

Alternatively, Northern customers can use the Northern Journey Check to see the most up-to-date rail information and can also set up text alerts on their train’s progress.

If you want to check on your journey updates visit journeycheck.com/northern or alternatively tweet @northernassist.

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