Lightning strike hits Yorkshire rail route

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Trains are delayed on a Yorkshire railway line today after lightning struck lineside equipment.

The incident is affecting the Caldervale Line between Leeds, Bradford Interchange, Halifax and Huddersfield following a thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon.

Service operators Northern confirmed trains are having to run at reduced speeds due to the damage.

Leeds, Sweet street, 28th March 1979'LIGHTING'Mr. Eddie Mullan, a lift engineer at the City of Leeds Public Works Department, Sweet Street, gives a last polish to one of the four old gas lamps that are to be sent to Germany.

Leeds nostalgia: Bits of old Leeds sent to Germany... in 1979