TRAVEL UPDATE: No trains between Buxton and Hazel Grove until June 20 after flooding

Trains to and from Buxton remain suspended following a landslip at Middlewood.
Trains to and from Buxton remain suspended following a landslip at Middlewood.
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Trains between Buxton and Hazel Grove remain suspended after flash flooding caused a landslip.

Engineers are working to repair the landslip at Middlewood Station, which was caused by heavy rain in the area on Saturday afternoon. The rain led to localised flash flooding in the Hazel Grove, Poynton and Disley areas.

Rail replacement buses are operating until further notice between Buxton, Hazel Grove and Stockport, with customers warned that journey times could be extended by up to one hour.

A statement by rail operator Northern on its website reads: “Due to a landslip at Middlewood station services between Hazel Grove and Buxton are suspended until further notice.

“We do not expect the line to reopen until Monday June 20 at the earliest.

“We are working closely with our colleagues at Network Rail to keep the disruption down to a minimum and return services to normal as soon as we can.

“Limited rail replacement road transport will operate between Stockport and Buxton in both directions until further notice with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes.

“We are very sorry for the inconvenience and delay this will cause to your journey.”

For the latest journey information, visit journeycheck.com/northernrail or tweet @northernassist.