Flooding at Rotherham station

Further disruption expected as Storm Franklin affects rail services

Passengers are being strongly advised to check their journeys before they travel as Storm Franklin brings disruption to rail services.

Extreme weather has caused significant disruption to rail services with passengers being advised not to travel at all on some routes.

This follows on from the disruption caused by Storm Eunice which caused major disruption and widespread line closures.

Storm Franklin has brought major damage to the rail network with heavy rain causing flooding across parts of the network.

In South and West Yorkshire for example torrential rain has seen flooding in Rotherham, Doncaster, Kirkstall, Mirfield and parts of the line between Leeds and Manchester.

Network Rail teams have spent the weekend trying to clear water from the tracks and monitoring water levels.

Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail commented on the disruption caused by Storms Franklin, Dudley and Eunice.

Mr Rice said: “As we have seen across much of the network this week, severe weather brings severe challenges for the railway.

“My team have spent the weekend battling the elements.

“Such heavy downpours brought by Storm Franklin have caused multiple sites to flood.

“[This] means trains are not able to serve some places for the start of service this morning.”

The extreme weather is expected to continue to cause disruption on numerous lines early this week.

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