Lines into Wakefield re-open after lightning strike

The train lines into Wakefield Westgate have now re-opened after an overnight lightning strike.

By Nick Frame
Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 10:39 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th July 2019, 11:39 am
Wakefield Westgate
Wakefield Westgate

The storms damaged a signal box and cause major disruption to service in and out of Wakefield this morning.

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Replacement bus services were put on from Knottingley while other services had to be re-routed or cancelled.

Northern rail services says trains are now returning to normal although it could be 11am before the disruption is cleared.