Repair works have finally begun on a section of track near Doncaster after it suffered extensive damage caused by a severe landslip.
The line looks to be out of commission for around 16 to 18 weeks, with engineers only able to investigate the site now the spoil heap has stopped moving beneath the line.
Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “I want to thank passengers and our freight customers for their patience in this difficult time.
“In recent days it has become apparent that the damage to the railway is a lot worse than we originally thought and the repair work will be more complex.
“Clearly our priority is to get rail services running again as quickly as possible but we need to do so safely.”
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