ROTHERHAM CENTRAL: Yorkshire train station closed by flooding

 

Rotherham, United Kingdom

VIJAY SHAH

 

Rotherham Central train station, an important travel hub in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham, has been shut down after flash flooding struck the area this morning, according to the UK’s rail operator National Rail.

Shortly before 10 am this morning, National Rail issued a message on its Twitter feed warning travellers that trains would not call at the station until 3 pm due to floodwaters affecting the tracks. As much as a month’s worth of rainfall is expected to fall in Britain today as news outlets warned the country to expect heavy rain conditions and even the possibility of snow.

 

Much of north-east England is currently experiencing massive disruptions to train routes due to the bad weather, with the operators CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, London Northwestern Railway, Northern, TransPennine Express, Transport for Wales and Virgin Trains all reporting issues with operating their services.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for much of the country, with 38 flood alerts and four warnings in place. This past Friday saw travel mayhem during the evening rush hour as flooded roads and disrupted rail services bring misery to thousands of commuters and travellers, with the Yorkshire area taking a heavy hit.

Rotherham Central, which is managed by the Northern rail franchise, serves the nearby city of Sheffield as well as Leeds. It was opened in 1877 during the height of the Industrial Revolution.

 

SOURCES:

Vijay Shah { विजय }, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/VShah1984

National Rail, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/nationalrailenq

“Rotherham Central (RMC)” – National Rail Enquiries https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/RMC/details.html

“Live departures & arrivals Rotherham Central [RMC]” – National Rail Enquiries http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/ldbboard/dep/RMC?_ga=2.254434696.1675927135.1572080179-1999855269.1572080177

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