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All lines through Sheffield blocked as freight train hinders

All lines through Sheffield blocked as freight train hinders
A freight train has derailed near Sheffield, causing cancellations and delays across northern England.Several carriages of the train came off the tracks in South Yorkshire at around 3am on Wednesday, rail operator Northern said. No one was injured, but the derailment has resulted in damage to signalling equipment, it added. Image: One of the carriages…

A freight train has hindered near Sheffield, triggering cancellations and delays throughout northern England.

Several carriages of the train came off the tracks in South Yorkshire at around 3am on Wednesday, rail operator Northern stated.

Nobody was hurt, however the derailment has led to damage to signalling equipment, it added.

Derailed train in Sheffield. Pic: @tuxford7

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Among the carriages is seen reversed. Photo: @tuxford7

CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Northern and TransPennine Express services are all experiencing cancellations and hold-ups.

All lines through Sheffield are likewise obstructed, according to National Rail Enquiries.

Derailed freight train in Sheffield. Pic: @ahmadelmx

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Cancellations and delays will last throughout the day. Photo: @ahmadelmx

It is unclear when services will be back to normal, but engineers are working to clear the train, they said.

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