Posted 2nd August 2019 | No Comments

2 August: news in brief

Derbyshire floods disrupt train services

FLOODS in Derbyshire have interrupted train services in the region, with the effects reaching as far as eastern Manchester and Sheffield. Flooding between Hazel Grove and Buxton means that train services have been suspended between these stations, while lines between Hazel Grove, Marple and Sheffield are also blocked, because a dam is at risk of collapsing at Toddbrook Reservoir. Tne nearby town of Whaley Bridge was evacuated yesterday, and the RAF is now helping to stem the collapse by dropping tonnes of aggregate. Trains are not serving stations between Strines, Chinley and Sheffield, or between Middlewood and Buxton. National Rail said it is not clear how long the disruption will last, and advised would-be passengers not to attempt to travel.