July 1, 2015 7.24 am This story is over 103 months old

Lincoln to Grimbsy line closed until Friday after freight train derailment

Line closed: Trains between Lincoln and Grimsby will be replaced by buses until at least Friday after a freight train derailed near Lincoln.

The train line between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town will be closed until at least Friday as Network Rail carry out recovery and repair works 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 June 30.

Photo: The Lincolnite

Photo: The Lincolnite

Emergency services attended the scene at it was later confirmed that no one had been injured in the incident and no chemicals were spilled.

Network rail are investigating the cause of the crash.

In a statement, National Rail has said: “Network Rail have advised that the line will remain closed until at least Friday, July 3, to allow for the train to be removed and for repair work to be done to the damaged track.

“Because of this, trains are unable to run between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town. Buses will run to replace any cancelled services between these stations, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.”

Cause investigated

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “Following yesterday’s derailment of a freight train in Langworth, we are currently working alongside the RAIB (Rail Accident Investigation Branch) to investigate the cause.

“Once the on-site investigation is completed and we are given permission to remove the wagons from the site, the area will be cleared and the track will be repaired and tested before the line reopens.

“This process is likely to take some time and we cannot yet give accurate timescales as to when the line will reopen, although we expect it to remain closed for at least the rest of the week and we will update passengers as soon as we have more information.

“Passengers should check the National Rail Enquiries website for information on alternative travel arrangements.”