East Midlands Trains resume full service after Storm Doris disruption

The fallen tree on the line at Ruskington. EMN-170224-165959001
The fallen tree on the line at Ruskington. EMN-170224-165959001

East Midlands Trains has said it is back to running a full service today following disruption caused by Storm Doris yesterday (Thursday).

This had included trains not running for much of the day between Sleaford and Lincoln because of a fallen tree on the line outside Ruskington.

The fallen tree on the line at Ruskington. EMN-170224-165947001

The fallen tree on the line at Ruskington. EMN-170224-165947001

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Trees on the line near Heckington and Ruskington led to delays and cancellations while engineers safely removed them from the railway. We thank passengers for their patience as we tried to keep services moving on what was a very challenging day in terms of the weather.”

East Midlands Trains has announced customers with tickets for yesterday can use them at any time today or get a full refund. For more information visit eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

High winds caused damage to the overhead wires on the London route while other services were also subject to speed restrictions and other incidents, such as trees coming down onto railway lines. Network Rail, which is responsible for railway infrastructure, worked to reopen the line yesterday and overnight which means a full service can run today.

Jake Kelly, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We worked hard to provide as much information as we possibly could and had extra staff at stations across our network. However, we know customers still had very disrupted journeys. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused and we also thank our customers for their patience.”

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For more information on compensation and options for customers, visit: eastmidlandstrains.co.uk