Lincoln to Grimsby line closed for 10 more days after train derailment

The rail line between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town will be closed for at least another 10 days after a freight train derailed near Lincoln.

Around eight wagons derailed from a DB Schenker train, which totalled 22 wagons, at 2.40pm near to the Station Road (A159) level crossing in Langworth on Tuesday, June 30.

The line was closed to allow for recovery and repair works, with Network Rail estimating that it would not reopen again until the end of the week.

Now, the closure has been extended until at least July 12 to allow for the train to be removed and repairs to the damaged track to be carried out.

Photo: The Lincolnite

Photo: The Lincolnite

An East Midlands Trains spokesperson, said: “The Rail Accident Investigation Branch are currently investigating the cause of the incident and then Network Rail and the freight operator will work to remove the train and reopen the line as quickly as possible.

‘However, we have been advised the line may remain closed for some time.”

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We are continuing to work alongside the RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) to determine what caused the derailment of the freight train in Langworth.

“We have now been given permission to remove the empty wagons which derailed. Once the site is clear we will repair and test the track.”

Buses are replacing trains between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town with approximate journey times of 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Passengers can use:

  • Stagecoach buses on route 53 between Lincoln and Grimsby
  • Virgin Trains East Coast between Newark Northgate and Doncaster
  • First TransPennine and Northern Rail services between Doncaster and Grimsby Town

Passengers who decide not to travel may apply for a refund at the point of purchase.