Man spotted on roof of Lincoln train, ‘passenger disturbance’ causing severe delays

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A Lincoln resident has described their shock after spotting a man walking up and down the roof of a halted train in the city centre.

East Midlands Trains has said a ‘passenger disturbance’ near to Lincoln Central Train Station is disrupting trains on the Leicester/Lincoln/Grimsby route.

Drew Kearns from Lincoln said: “I was on my way home from work at around 7.45pm when I saw something strange from the uni bridge.

“There was a man walking up and down the roof of a train that had come to a stop just past uni bridge.

“It looked like he was looking for a way down. The train driver was aware and had stopped because of him and all other trains had stopped due to the incident.”


UPDATE 9.30pm: The line has been reopened, however delays are expected for up to an hour.


East Midlands Trains said: “There is a passenger causing a disturbance on a train near Lincoln Station.

“Emergency Services are on site working to fix the problem, Network Rail teams will be on site at 9pm.

“The line is currently closed

“All of our trains on the route cannot run in either direction only between Newark and Lincoln.

  • 1935 Newark Northgate to Cleethorpes is stood waiting for the line to open.
  • 1826 Leicester to Lincoln is stood waiting for the line to open
  • 1935 Doncaster to Lincoln is stood waiting for the line to open
  • 2003 Newark Northgate to Lincoln Central is stood waiting for the line to open

“We are expecting the line to fully reopen in the next two hours. Our normal train service is expected to resume on the affected route shortly after.

“You should catch your planned train wherever possible.”

More information will be published when it is available.