Live updates as Leeds to Sheffield train services cancelled or delayed after body found on tracks

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Rail services running between Leeds and Sheffield are due to be disrupted this afternoon following an emergency incident.

Due emergency services dealing with an incident between Leeds and Sheffield / Doncaster, trains running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes.

LNER and Northern services running to and from Leeds are among those affected.

Delays are expected to continue until early afternoon.

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Live updates as Leeds train services cancelled or delayed after emergency incident

Services running normally

Trains are running normally between Leeds and Sheffield / Doncaster.

Lines have reopened but major delays remain

Lines have reopened between Leeds and Sheffield / Doncaster as the emergency services are now safely clear of the line but trains running through these stations may continue to be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Major disruption is expected until 3pm.

LNER have confirmed the man was struck by a train

LNER tickets can be used on TransPennine

Those travelling on LNER services can use their ticket at no extra cost on TransPennine Express services between Leeds and York.

British Transport Police official statement

A spokesperson for BTP told the YEP: “Officers were called to Outwood station at 10.49am following reports of a casualty on the tracks. Paramedics also attended however sadly a person was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are working to identify the person and establish the full circumstances behind their death.”

Replacement buses remain in operation

Road replacement transport has been requested to operate between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate. This will extend journey times by 20 minutes.

Major disruption is now expected until 2pm.

No services operating out of Outwood

National Rail have confirmed that trains will not call at Outwood.

Delays set to continue

Having previously said disruption was due until 12pm, it is now expected to remain until at least 1pm.