Scunthorpe Tata steel traffic affected by landslide - with Barnetby and Brigg offering alternative route
Tata steel traffic from Scunthorpe is being affected by the major landslide at a colliery near Stainforth.
As well as causing disruption to passenger trains, with commuters having to deal with bus replacement services, the landslide is also affected freight traffic.
Scunthorpe steel traffic to the south west is travelling east to Barnetby then via Lincoln, with freight to the north running via Barnetby and then Brigg and Doncaster.
25 per cent of the cargo moved by rail in the UK either begins or ends its journey at Port of Grimsby and Immingham
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Port director John Fitzgerald said: "We are working closely with Network Rail and freight rail companies to maintain rail deliveries from the port."
A key element is the delivery of coal direct to Drax at Selby, the UK's biggest power station, from Humber International Terminal.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said the vast majority of Immingham traffic is now running via the Brigg line, with some empty trains coming back via Lincoln.