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27.06.16

Rail line between Manchester and Buxton opens after landslip

Repair work on the line between Manchester and Buxton has been successfully completed following a landslip.

Services resumed on Saturday morning after Network Rail engineers rebuilt a section of embankment and removed track and ballast to repair the damage caused by the 6,000 tonne landslip near Middlewood station.

The landslip, caused by flash floods on 12 and 13 June, led to Northern operating rail replacement transport between Furness Vale and Hazel Grove and between Furness Vale and New Mills Central.

Terry Strickland, area director for Network Rail, said: “After completing the emergency repairs, the railway though Middlewood reopened on Saturday morning.

“The heavy rain that we experienced two weeks ago caused a significant amount of damage that required extensive work. I’d like to thank passengers for their patience while we carried out these essential repairs.”

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Roger Capel, Sheffield & Glossop   29/06/2016 at 08:08

BBC Red Button 432 kept saying "New Mills Central" too! It's New Mills NEWTOWN that's on the Buxton line.

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