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Fallen tree derails commutes on key Lincolnshire and Newark route





A fallen tree has disrupted some rail services this morning following Storm Jocelyn.

East Midlands Railway (EMR) faces significant disruptions between Lincoln and Newark today (Wednesday, January 24) morning on its Lincoln to Grimsby route due to a fallen tree that has obstructed the line and damaged power cables.

EMR stated that the incident has forced the suspension of train services between Lincoln and Grimsby. Buses are set to replace trains for the duration of the disruption.

The EMR route map showing where the disruption is.
The EMR route map showing where the disruption is.

EMR's website provides further details on the impact, listing specific alterations to services along the affected route.

Delays and alterations are expected for several key journeys, including those scheduled for the morning peak hours.

Minor disruptions have also been reported on the Peterborough-Lincoln/Doncaster lines and the Liverpool-Nottingham/Norwich lines. Commuters on these routes are urged to stay informed about potential delays and utilize the compensation claim process if necessary.

Commuters are advised to use the Live Train Search feature on EMR's website to check the status of their trains.

Passengers experiencing delays of 15 minutes or more are eligible to claim compensation, and EMR encourages affected travellers to apply online. The railway company also seeks feedback through a post-travel survey, aiming to gather insights that could lead to improvements in disruption information dissemination.

EMR has apologised for the inconvenience caused and assures commuters that efforts are underway to clear the fallen tree and repair the damaged power cables.



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