Norfolk passengers warned of snow-related problems on the trains

Rail passengers planning to head from Norfolk to the north of country today are being warned of disruption caused by snow.

Trains operated by East Midlands Trains are being affected by heavy snowfalls and poor road conditions have prevented some train crew from reporting for work.

Services across the are subject to short notice alteration or cancellation and journey times are also expected to be extended.

As a result of the difficult weather conditions, trains are unable to run between the following stations: Sheffield to Liverpool, Lincoln to Grimsby/Cleethorpes, Lincoln to Doncaster, Nottingham to Lincoln and Mansfield Woodhouse to Worksop.

The following services are running with delays or short notice cancellations: Mainline trains to and from London, Nottingham to Matlock, Leicester to Nottingham, Robin Hood Line only between Nottingham and Mansfield Woodhouse, Lincoln to Peterborough and Derby to Crewe.

Tim Shoveller, managing director of East Midlands Trains, said: 'Heavy snow and ice is causing disruption to road, rail and air transport in many parts of the country, including train services on our network. We understand the impact this is having on our customers, and we are doing all we can in partnership with Network Rail to keep passengers updated and our trains moving.

'We expect the severe weather to continue for several days and, while we are continuing to run many services, a number of services will continue to be cancelled or delayed. Our advice to passengers is to check for updates before they travel and allow longer for their journeys. Our staff are working incredibly hard in freezing conditions to get as many trains running as possible, as well as keeping our depots and stations clear and safe.'

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Passengers are advised to check for up-to-date travel information and leave additional time for their journeys.

Check the East Midlands Trains Website at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk which provides service updates.