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15.03.13

Stainforth track repairs to begin

Work is continuing on the Stainforth line, which was critically damaged by the landslip of a nearby spoil heap in mid-February. Hatfield Colliery is moving around 1 million cubic metres of spoil before rail repairs can begin.

Network Rail is currently clearing damaged vegetation, completing detailed land investigations and finalising the designs for repair.

Train services on the route are suspended up until July, while repairs are conducted.

Stainforth further down in story

Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “Because of the nature of the material in the spoil heap the work to stabilise it and remove the material from the railway is complex and will take some time.

“Our estimate for the completed repair remains early July but this is an estimate. I thank passengers for their continued patience and assure them we are doing everything we can to restore a full service as quickly as possible.”

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