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Train hits obstruction between Nottingham and Netherfield – several routes delayed

A freight train has hit an obstruction between Nottingham and Netherfield Junction.

This is disrupting trains on the Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham / Norwich route, Nottingham / Grantham / Skegness route, Newark Castle / Derby / Crewe route and the Leicester / Nottingham / Lincoln / Grimsby route.

East Midlands Railway said at 6:20 am Tuesday 8 August:

A Network Rail support team and emergency services are on site to examine the situation. Before the train can move forward, the lines will remain closed as checks need to be carried out on the freight train.

‘Trains running in both directions between Nottingham and Netherfield Junction will be unable to run.

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‘At present, we are expecting the problem to be fixed in the next hour. As soon as the problem is fixed our priority will be to get trains running to their advertised times again. We expect our advertised timetable to resume on the affected routes by 07:30.’

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