Trains on line shut by landslip set to resume next month

The train service to and from a West Yorkshire town should resume next month following weeks of disruption for passengers.

Rail services at Knottingley have been cancelled since 10 March due to a landslip between the town’s station and Pontefract Monkhill. Bus replacement services are currently operating on the route.

Operator Northern Rail said trains were expected to be functioning gain on the line around 6 May.

The landslip initially shut the entire line between Leeds and Knottingley, which also connects stations in Wakefield, Featherstone, Pontefract and Streethouse.

Trains have since resumed on a section of the line between Leeds and Pontefract Monkhill.