Coaches replace carriages for Scunthorpe and Isle rail passengers - and it will be like that for months after landslide on the line
A small fleet of buses occupied the car park at Scunthorpe railway station today. And that's going to be the situation for at least the next eight weeks after a landslide in the Hatfield and Stainforth area damaged the mainline.
A special bus service is now operating between Scunthorpe and Doncaster - through the Isle of Axholme - for train travellers.
First TransPennine Express is one of the companies whose trains are being affected.
Managing director Nick Donovan says: "We have relaxed ticket restrictions, produced an amended train and bus timetable and deployed additional management staff to stations.
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"We are advising customers to check the details of their journey before they travel via www.nationalrail.co.uk"
Mr Donovan says it is highly unlikely his company will be able to operate a train service for at least the next eight weeks between Doncaster and Scunthorpe.
Network Rail's "stopping" trains between Doncaster and Scunthorpe, calling at Crowle and Althorpe, are similarly affected, with buses taking over.
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