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Flash flooding triggers Yorkshire rail landslip

Network Rail has said that heavy rainfall yesterday afternoon has caused a washout failure of ballast and a minor embankment failure on a rail line in West Yorkshire leading to closure of the route.

The landslip near baildon which washed away ballast (1)

Repair work on the landslip started last night

The landslip at Baildon has led to cancellation of rail services between Bradford and Ilkley but Network Rail expects to complete rapirs overnight to allow the line to reopen.

“Our team has been on site since yesterday evening and repairs to the landslip are already under way,” said Network Rail area director Neil Henry. “We are working to get the line between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkey open as soon as possible and will provide a further update as soon as we know when repairs will be completed.”

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