Barrow station remains closed while derailed wagon recovery continues
Barrow upon Soar train station will remain closed until further notice while engineers remove freight wagons derailed in an incident last week.
The rear 10 carriages of the train, which was carrying more than 1,000 tonnes of quarry stone, left the tracks close to the station at about 5am, on Thursday.
No-one was injured in the accident, but engineers from Network Rail have been working at night to clear the wagons and stone.
East Midlands Train services resumed on the Ivanhoe route between Leicester and Loughborough on New Year's Day but trains will still not be able to call at Barrow.
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Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail, which owns and maintains the country's rail network and infrastructure, today said the station will remain closed until the recovery and track repair work is complete.
He said: "Removing the wagons safely is a complex job and this location is not easily accessible, all of which has added to the time it has taken to complete.
"We have deliberately worked through the night in order to minimise the effect upon passengers and expect to complete the removal of the wagons on Saturday night."
He added: "Final repairs to the track and embankment will then be completed as quickly as possible."
A spokesman for East Midlands Trains said a replacement bus service will continue to operate between Barrow and Loughborough to connect with train services until the remedial work is completed.
In the meantime, a revised timetable will be in place until Saturday.
For details visit: www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk