'It shook the house': First pictures of derailed train causing delays to Leeds Station services of up to two hours

These are the first pictures of a derailed train causing delays to Leeds Station services of up to two hours.

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 9:06 am
Updated Thursday, 14th November 2019, 10:06 am

-> Here is every rush-hour train service cancelled and delayed at Leeds Station after two trains collide on tracksThe pictures, taken by Leeds resident Sophie Wormald, shows the train derailed from the tracks following a collision with a LNER carriage last night.

Sophie, speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: "I heard what sounded like a metal door slamming shut that shook the house."

Disruption is expected to LNER services between Leeds / Lincoln and London Kings Cross until approximately 18:30pm, LNER confirmed.

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LNER said in a statement: "There has been a low speed derailment of an empty passenger train within the depot near Leeds.

"No one has been injured in this incident."

The following alterations will be in place to LNER services:

Some services between Leeds and London Kings Cross will be cancelled

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Some services between Lincoln and London Kings Cross will be cancelled or amended to not run between Lincoln and Newark North Gate.

Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 18:30pm.

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on Great Northern and Thameslink services between Peterborough and London Kings Cross.

LNER said commuters could claim compensation in certain circumstances.

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LNER said: "You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today.

"Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim."