East Midlands Trains resume full service after Storm Doris disruption

East Midlands Trains has said it is back to running a full service today following disruption caused by Storm Doris yesterday (Thursday).

Rail transport news.
Rail transport news.

This had included trains not running for much of the day between Sleaford and Lincoln because of a fallen tree on the line outside Ruskington.

The company has announced customers with tickets for yesterday can use them at any time today or get a full refund. For more information visit eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

High winds caused damage to the overhead wires on the London route while other services were also subject to speed restrictions and other incidents, such as trees coming down onto railway lines. Network Rail, which is responsible for railway infrastructure, worked to reopen the line yesterday and overnight which means a full service can run today.

Jake Kelly, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We worked hard to provide as much information as we possibly could and had extra staff at stations across our network. However, we know customers still had very disrupted journeys. We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused and we also thank our customers for their patience.”

For more information on compensation and options for customers, visit: eastmidlandstrains.co.uk