Leeds: Broken down train causes commuter disruption

A broken down train is causing disruption near Leeds.

Wednesday, 11th July 2012, 10:37 am

National Rail report because of this, journeys between Leeds and Shipley/Guiseley may be delayed by up to 40 minutes.

These delays will continue until further notice.

Routes affected are Leeds, Shipley, Saltaire, Bingley, Crossflatts, Keighley, Steeton & Silsden, Cononley & Skipton and Leeds, Guiseley, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ben Rhydding & Ilkley as well as Leeds, Frizinghall & Bradford Forster Square.

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To find out whether this will impact your journey and to get alternative options planned for you, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner, or call TrainTracker on 0871 200 49 50.

This morning (July 11) drivers faced rush hour chaos on several routes into Leeds after an accident on the inner ring road.

Traffic was queuing traffic on the A58(M) Westgate Tunnel eastbound in Leeds after Park Lane, because of an accident earlier on.

All lanes were later re-opened but congestion had already spread outwards to the A58 Whitehall Road to the A6110 Ring Road Low Wortley junction, on the A647 Stanningley Road to the Armley Ridge Road junction, on Eastbound M621 to Beeston and on the eastbound A65 Kirkstall Road to the Willow Road junction.

Many drivers reported double the usual journey times as the chaos continued.