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Trains cancelled between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley due to landslip

Landslip near Baildon Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption A section of ballast was washed from beneath the rails near Baildon station after the downpour

Train services between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley have been suspended due to a landslip caused by heavy rain.

Northern Rail said the incident at Baildon on Tuesday was likely to cause disruption throughout Wednesday.

Rail replacement buses are operating between Shipley and Guiseley.

A spokesperson said: "We are working closely with our colleagues at Network Rail to keep the disruption down to a minimum and return services to normal as soon as we can."

Network Rail said engineers would be working throughout the day to repair the line.

Neil Henry, area director for Network Rail said: "Our team has been on site since yesterday evening and repairs to the landslip are already under way.

"We are working to get the line between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkey open as soon as possible and will provide a further update as soon as we know when repairs will be completed."

Image copyright Oliver Wright - Yorkshire Online
Image caption A rail replacement bus service is in operation while engineers work to repair the line
Image copyright Network Rail

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