Leeds & West Yorkshire

LNER delays after trains crash at Leeds depot

A picture of damage to the front of a train Image copyright YappApp
Image caption The incident involved one of London North Eastern Railway's new Azuma trains

Commuters are facing major delays after a train derailed in Leeds.

Services between Leeds, Lincoln and Kings Cross are affected after an empty passenger service struck a stationary train at the Neville Hill depot.

Train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) said an investigation was under way after the "very low-speed" collision on Wednesday night.

No-one was injured but disruption is expected on the network until about 18:30 GMT.

In a statement, LNER said: "We apologise to any customers who may have their journeys disrupted."

Image copyright Sophie Wormald
Image caption Train operator London North Eastern Railway described it as a "low-speed derailment"
Image caption Cancellations are expected with customers advised to check before they travel

Network Rail said the disruption was because access was restricted to the depot which is used by a number of train operators.

A spokesperson said: "We are working with train operators to run the best possible service and passengers can check their specific journey on National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator before travelling."

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