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Scrapyard fire disrupting EMR rail services Nottingham – Sheffield

There is a fire next to the track between Chesterfield and Sheffield and this is disrupting our trains on the London St Pancras to Sheffield route.

At present Network Rail and the emergency services are on-site to investigate the incident.

East Midlands Railways said at 09:47 am 13 February:

‘The line is closed and trains will be diverted between Chesterfield and Sheffield where possible.

‘Some trains will not be able to be diverted due to train crew knowledge, if this applies then the train will start or terminate at Derby.’

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‘Trains running through the area in both directions can not run between Chesterfield and Sheffield.

‘Trains will divert where possible.

‘Some trains will start/ terminate at Derby.

‘At present we do not have an estimate as to how long this will take to fix. As soon as the problem is fixed our priority will be to get trains running to their advertised times again.’

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said:

‘Firefighters are currently dealing with a fire involving around 100 cars at a scrap yard on Armytage Industrial Estate, Station Road in Old Whittington, Chesterfield following a call to attend the site at 6.10 hours this morning (13 February).

‘Crews from Chesterfield, Staveley, Matlock, Clowne, Clay Cross with the water carrier, and Long Eaton with the command support unit, are in attendance assisted by South Yorkshire’s Low Edges and Birley, and Nottinghamshire’s Mansfield stations.

Local residents are being asked to keep windows and doors closed due to the smoke from the incident, and to avoid the area where possible.’

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